Water Safety

June 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

En época de verano municipalidades alertan sobre seguridad en el agua

En esta época de calor, dos municipios se han unido para recordarles a los residentes sobre la seguridad en el agua. Las ciudades de Gaithersburg y Rockville celebraron el Día de Seguridad en el Agua en el parque acuático de Gaithersburg. Los miembros de la comunidad aprendieron sobre destrezas en el agua e incluso tuvieron […]

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June 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Lifeguards Demonstrate Water Rescues

During the Cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg’s Water Safety Day at Gaithersburg Water Park, community members learned life-saving water skills. Check out the Gaithersburg lifeguards demonstrate a water rescue for a spinal injury. The lifeguards not only get in the water to rescue the victim but they also remove the victim with a backboard. Also, […]

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June 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg, Rockville Celebrate Water Safety Day

As we enter summer, two municipalities have come together to remind residents about water safety. The Cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville celebrated Water Safety Day at the Gaithersburg Water Park on Friday. Community members learned life-saving water skills and even had the opportunity to watch lifeguard rescue demonstrations. MyMCMedia talked to a member of the […]

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May 30, 2018 | Marisa Fried

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Water Safety Days Offer Free Swim Lessons and Safety Tips

Two Water Safety Days will offer free swim lessons, lifeguard demonstrations, and safety tips to promote water safety at the beginning of the pool season.  The first will take place Friday, June 1 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Water Park at Bohrer park in Gaithersburg, and the second will take place Saturday, June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the […]

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June 5, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Toddler Drowns at Lake Whetstone in Montgomery Village (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Montgomery County police officers have identified the toddler who was pulled out of Lake Whetstone in Montgomery Village on Friday evening. Police Captain Paul Starks said 22-month-old Malik Bojang died at a local hospital. An investigator, in the medical examiner’s office, confirms the cause of death was an accidental drowning. “Our hearts go out to […]

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June 12, 2015 | Staff Writer

Summer Safety Tips from Fire Chief Goldstein (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein has tips for staying safe this summer.      

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June 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 7th, in Montgomery County

Here is your daily rundown of the five things to know today, June 7th, in Montgomery County: 1. Pedestrian Safety: The Girl Scouts are teaming up with the Gaithersburg Police Department today along Route 355 near St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church to educate passersby about the importance of using the crosswalk to cross the […]

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June 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Lifeguards Demonstrate a Pool Rescue (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia extra video, lifeguards at the Water Park in Gaithersburg demonstrate a pool rescue involving a person with a spine injury. The narrator of this Water Safety Day event is Aquatics Superintendent Jennifer Mogus.

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June 23, 2014 | Krista Brick

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Two Children Nearly Drown in Pools

Two children were rescued from local pools Monday about 1:30 p.m., according to Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer. One boy, about six or seven years old, was pulled from the Kings View Community Pool at 18905 Kingsview Road by a camp counselor, Piringer said. The counselor administered CPR, reviving the boy, he said. No additional […]

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