TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Officers from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism are in the capital city.
The group is meeting at Kaw River State Park for their annual training program -- this year focusing on water safety.
On Thursday, they practiced deploying rescue bags in case of a possible drowning scenario and also learned how to perform a self-rescue.
"It's very important to us, especially since we've had so many drownings in Kansas this year and so we're just trying to make sure we don't have anymore drownings or at least try to reduce them," said Greg Salisbury, Game Warden at the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
Salisbury says the most important thing people can do to protect themselves is wear a life jacket.
Training will wrap up Friday.