The Digital Edition of the Cape Cod Times is reporting that public safety administrators are asking you that if you're swimming in the waters of Cape Cod to exercise caution and swim safely.
A Fall River man, Matthew Maderios drowned on July 5th while trying to swim out to an anchored boat at Mayflower Beach.
John Lima of Lakeville drowned on July 12th in the waters off Pocassat; He was in cardiac arrest by the time he reached the shore.
Five people have drowned in the water of the Cape and the Islands over the past two weeks.
The victims have ranged in age from 42-76; at least one has suffered cardiac arrest while in the water.
16 people have drowned this Summer since June 1st according to Massachusetts State Police.