Drownings in the Great Lakes keep increasing, and it could put us on course for a record number this year.
A 60-year-old-man drowned in Chicago on Friday, bringing the toll to 58 people so far in 2012.
The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project has been monitoring the recent spike in numbers and says we could see more than 100 drownings by Labor Day.
That is in addition to 74 drownings last year and 87 in 2010..
"People need to know that most drowning fatalities on the Great Lakes occur during moderate wave activity of one foot to four feet,” said Dave Benjamin. “Waves one foot to four feet look fun but are deceptively dangerous. A one- to two-foot wave may be knee to waist high to an adult, but it may be over your child's head. Waves larger than four feet usually scare people from entering the water.”