In the summer of 2017, a group of first responders along with the City of Holland and the Holland Aquatic Center launched a PSA video called Red Flag to promote water safety. This video is used by the Holland Aquatic Center to show swimmers the importance of respecting the power of the lake. This camera will enhance the promotion of water safety by educating the public when dangerous conditions are present. To learn more about rip currents and the flag warning system click here.
A red flag means there is a high risk of drowning. Swimmers should stay out of the water and away from piers. Since 2010, there have been 843* Great Lakes drownings.
When you see a red flag, stop and think. Fight the peer pressure and encourage others around you to stay out. Think about your loved ones hearing the news that you drowned.
*according to glsrp.org/statistics