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A local surfer who nearly drowned in Lake Michigan is dedicating his life to water safety education.

He brings vital lessons to kids who often don’t learn the dangers of water in school.

Dave Benjamin and his Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project is one of Chicago’s Very Own.

To learn more about the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, or to sign their petition for a water safety school curriculum, go to

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