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By Alex Groves
Associate Editor 

Public health, safety officials stress water safety during news conference


Last updated 7/5/2018 at 5:01pm

Alex Groves

Lake Elsinore Mayor Natasha Johnson speaks during a news conference encouraging water safety, July 2.

With seven child drowning deaths in Riverside County this year so far, health and public safety officials stressed the importance of water safety during a news conference.

The conference, held July 2 at Lake Elsinore's Elm Grove Beach, was organized by the Riverside County Water Safety Coalition and included speeches from public health and safety officials.

Kim Sarutawari, Director of the Riverside County Department of Public Health, began talking about the different children who died by drowning.

They included a 6-year-old boy who drowned after driving a battery-operated car into a pool...

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