Missouri law enforcement officers are urging people to use caution in the water amid 10 reported drowning deaths so far in June.
The state Highway Patrol oversees the state's water patrol division. It says that swimming in rivers and lakes can be dangerous even for adults and children who have good swimming skills.
The patrol says currents, drop-offs and floating debris all can pose dangers in water. It says everyone should use a life jacket and should get into the water only when others are present.