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Camp ‘a first step’ in water safety

Asher Godwin practices throwing a life preserver during a Water Safety Camp Friday at Lake Waccamaw State Park. The camp also introduced children to rescue skills and CPR. Staff photos by Grant Merritt

Eighteen campers between 9 and 15 years old learned basics of water safety at Lake Waccamaw State Park Friday afternoon. Southeastern Community College sponsored the camp, which was led by Dr. Peter Chambers, an emergency and family physician known as the “Surf Doc.”

“We stressed water safety and not swimming skills,” Chambers

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