We all know that California summers can bring the heat. One of the popular ways to beat it in hopping in the swimming pool. However, accidents can happen anywhere - including in a swimming pool. Not keeping a vigilant eye on children in the pool for even a few moments can lead to disaster. In fact, a child can drown in as little as 20 seconds. Keeping informed can help make sure your children and others stay safe.
Statistics by the CDC regarding drowning accidents are shocking. Reports indicate that:
Drowning is the number of cause of unintentional and preventable death for children ages 1 to 4 years old.
About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger.
For every child that dies from drowning, there are another 5 that end up in the hospital.
Non-fatal drowning injuries can lead to long-term disabilities such as memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning.
Some of the most common reasons why people drown are:
According to the California Department of Developmental Services:
Even if we don’t have children, there's most likely something all of us can do to help prevent such tragedies from occurring this upcoming summer.
With these in mind, we hope every day takes precautions necessary to avoid accidents so all can enjoy their summers safely.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a swimming pool accident, we can help you determine who if there were any negligent parties involved.
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