An alarming increase in drownings around the state has safety officials urging caution around all bodies of water. Lisa Dugan at the DNR says…

“Oftentimes drownings don’t look like we may think, it doesn’t typically have somebody screaming for help, waving and splashing their arms.”

Dugan says drownings tend to be silent, can happen very quickly and often happen when there are people within close proximity, either in a pool or on the beach.