How to survive rip currents and other Great Lakes drowning dangers (video)

Last year, 88 people drowned in the Great Lakes, bringing the tally to 640 since 2010, according to according to data gathered by the Surf Rescue Project, a nonprofit trying to prevent drownings on the Great Lakes.

The lakes are “really more like inland seas than they are a lake, and they pose particular dangers,” said Bob Pratt, executive director of education at the nonprofit and a former East Lansing fire marshal.

Listen to Pratt’s tips for staying safe in the vast bodies of water.

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