Be careful out there. With temperatures feeling like 41°C, last week's heatwave left Montrealers running to the water to cool down.\nBut it's not all fun and games this summer after a 4-year-old Laval boy drowned in his family pool this past Sunday.\nThis brings the total amount of drowning deaths up to 29; a significant 20% increase to the 22 recorded deaths from last year at the same time.\nThat is 29 deaths already and the summer has barely started.\nThe majority of drowning deaths happened in rivers and lakes this year. But Raynald Hawkins, general manager of the Quebec Lifesaving Society, an organization that aims to prevent drowning, notes that it is important to make the family pool inaccessible at all times. Young children should not only be watched but should be wearing flotation devices at all times.\nView this post on Instagram Et la réponse est oui, nous sommes bien au Québec! 😍 // And the answer is yes, it is in Québec! 😍 . 📸: @yulneveroamalone . #avivrepourvrai #chaudiereappalaches #beautifuldestinations #landscape #quebec #explorecanada #quebecoriginal A post shared by QuébecOriginal (@tourismequebec) on Jul 5, 2019 at 7:36am PDT\nBut it's not just children to watch out for. According to The Montreal Gazette, the majority of drownings this year were adults. Montreal had a lot of snow this winter and a lot of rain in the spring increasing the flow and depth in some of these bodies of water. People may have been taken by surprise or were not equipped to deal with the intensity.\nRead More: The Government Of Canada Is Now Making Houses More Affordable For First Time Homebuyers In Quebec\nIt's also important to note that most of the drowning victims were not wearing life jackets, which Hawkins believes could have made a significant difference.\nView this post on Instagram Les paysages spectaculaires du Québec ont ce don de vous couper le souffle 😍 // Québec’s spectacular landscapes will take your breath away 😍 . 📸 : @fabien.proxtrm . #explorecanada #quebecoriginal #nature #landscape #outdoors #beautifuldestinations #quebec #sepaq#PleinAir #wildlife #mountain #gooutside #instatravel #wildlifephotography #BeautifulDestinations #naturelovers #GoOutside #montagne A post shared by QuébecOriginal (@tourismequebec) on Apr 20, 2019 at 9:00am PDT\nSpeaking to TVA Nouvelles, Raynald Hawkins, says that, in his eyes, every drowning is one too many because drowning is so preventable in nearly every case.\nDrowning deaths in Quebec in 2019 (as of July 8th):\nLakes: 9\nRivers: 6\nPools: 3\nOthers: 2\nTOTAL: 29\nWant to become a lifeguard or learn first aid? Check out Société de Sauvetage du Québec.