Before jumping into the crystal blue ocean to cool off from the 80-degree temps this week, make sure you know what color flag the lifeguards are flying, as this is the time of year when most drownings occur.
So far this year two people drowned in pools in Boca Raton and Wellington and one person drowned in the ocean near Singer Island.
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2012: 18 — 9 in pools, 9 in the ocean
2011: 22 — 12 in pools, 10 in the ocean
2010: 31 — 21 in pools, 10 in the ocean
2009: 30 — 13 in pools, 17 in the ocean
Green: Low hazard
Yellow: Medium hazard
Red: High hazard
Purple: Dangerous marine life