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Summer safety means an awareness of the dangers of diving

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HARTFORD – Connecticut beaches and pools were packed today but as refreshing as a dip in the water can be, there are important things for swimmers to remember.

When temperatures heat up and many of us dive into the water, diving in head first can have dangerous consequences.

And one bad decision can impact the rest fo your life.

By some estimates, less than ten percent of diving accidents involve a diving board. Most result from running and misjudging distances.

Nearly 60 percent of pool diving mishaps occur in water less than 4 feet.