Drowning is always a concern when people drink on the waterFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Drowning, authorities say is always a concern with drinking on the water.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Drowning, authorities say is always a concern with drinking on the water.
Police say if a swimmer is clinging on, they're most likely thrashing around with their head low and tilted back.
They says it's important to get to them fast at that point, but don't spook them by speeding by in a boat.
Cody Bouchie- Becker County Water and Boat Deputy: "Go up there slowly and throw them something that can float. If you have a throwable device, any boat over sixteen foot is required to have one. Or a life jacket or anything, you can throw to them to help to give them some security so they can relax."
Alcohol is involved in most drowning cases.