Summer is officially here and with the temperatures being extremely hot and rising it is important to remember to be safe. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has record of one of the most potential summer accidents…..drownings. This year alone 50 children have been reported to have drowned with most of these incidents occurring around holidays and summer months. Please keep an eye on children near and in water including swimming pools, lakes, rivers, hot tubs, and bath tubs. It is essential to take every precaution necessary and be as safe as possible. If you live near a body of water or have a pool, you should have safety procedures in place and your child should have proper instruction in water safety and swimming lessons. Have a safe and fun summer!