The week that was: Shall we drown?

Whether we underestimate water or overestimate ourselves, at no time do we drown more energetically than during summer holidays. The poor drown, the rich drown, and, above all, children drown. For facts, figures and tips, click here to be taken to the Centers for Disease Control.

Or read on for a special Labor Day weekend edition of drowning in the news in this, The Week that Was.

“They don’t have life vests, but the dogs do.” Wanda Jones observing her daughter and their friends float past in inner tubes on the American River with two Chihuahuas — Sacramento Bee

“It’s too early to comment at this time as to what the outcome might be.” A duty inspector with the Sussex, UK, police last week on the investigation into the 1969 drowning of Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, Associated Press

Tuesday, amid a heat wave of 90-plus-degree days and