Pool Safety Is “No Accident”

Here is some information that was recently published by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) about deaths due to drowning:

  • Each year approximately 6,500 people die from drowning in the United States and an estimated 140,000 persons drown worldwide.
  • Based on past record, about 75% of all drowning fatalities are males
  • Drowning is the second leading cause of injury related death for children between 0 and 14 years of age
  • For each of the 1,000 children that drown, four are hospitalized for near drowning (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • one out of the four near drowning cases suffer severe, permanent neurological disability (Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention)
  • For children ages 1 to 4 years, 80% of drownings occur in backyard swimming pools or spas.

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