Summer 'revenge travel' could raise drowning risk at beaches, but new tech might help
By Chris Houser, Professor in the School of the Environment, and Dean of Science, University of Windsor
Alex Smith, Post-Doctoral Fellow, earth and environmental sciences, University of Windsor
Many North Americans plan to travel this summer to catch up on lost experiences, following two years of COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions. This so-called revenge travel has the potential to raise the number of drownings, as more people choose to enter the water, even when the conditions aren’t ideal.
Recent history shows that every time government lockdowns were lifted across North America, people flocked to the nearest…
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- Thursday, May 19, 2022