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Silent killer: Parents urged to be vigilant to prevent child drownings

Six people have drowned in Hennepin County this year, and there have been 14 near drownings. Officials say many parents just are not watching their children – and it only takes a moment for a child to slip quietly under the water. They urge moms and dads to put down books and cell phones at the beach.
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Six people have drowned in Hennepin County this year, and there have been 14 near drownings. Officials say many parents just are not watching their children – and it only takes a moment for a child to slip quietly under the water. They urge moms and dads to put down books and cell phones at the beach.

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