Calexico City Hall

Officials from a number of Imperial Valley public agencies discuss ways to prevent irrigation canal drowning incidents at Tuesday’s canal safety meeting at Calexico City Hall.

Officials from a variety of Imperial Valley public agencies met Tuesday to brainstorm better ways to prevent canal drownings and how to coordinate recovery.

The recent drowning of a Calexico teenager in the All-American Canal underscores the urgency of the matter. Yet, his is not an isolated case.

Staff Writer Antoine Abou-Diwan can be reached at 760-337-3454 or aabou-diwan@ivpressonline.com

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