MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek is asking people to be careful after three water emergencies over the weekend.

He said there is a common theme here.

“Watch, wear and learn.  You have to watch your kids at the pool, at the beach and up at the lake,” Stanek said.

And secondly wear a life jacket and learn to swim.

Stanek said on Saturday at hotel swimming pool in Plymouth, Minn. a 5-year-old was pulled from the water and not breathing.

That child was taken to a nearby hospital and is and expected to make a full recovery.

Then, he said later that afternoon, in the city of St Anthony, Minn., first responders pulled a 7 and 9-year-old from a pool in an apartment complex.

On Sunday there was another water emergency in Plymouth.

Officials were called to an apartment complex where a 7-year-old was pulled from an outdoor pool.

“Pay attention to the kids. Wear a life jacket. It makes a world of difference. Learn how to swim,” he said.

Last year eight people died in water accidents in the county.


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