Powerful, seductive, deadly

Our lake is so beautiful and appealing that it’s easy to forget how dangerous it is.  Typically, it’s peaceful-like and seldom has dangerous-looking waves.

Yet tragically unnecessary deaths occur on the Lake each year.  Strollers drift off the concrete apron.  Distraught mothers drive off into it on frigid nights.  Inner-city kids looking to get cool plunge into it on hot summer days, never to be seen again.  Boozy sailors, taken off guard by a sudden weather change, find themselves in the drink. . . . The stories are many.

Every year, we see the emergency vehicles gathered on the beach, and we know what it means.

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