💦Water Safety should be a priority for parents, teachers and caregivers.
May 30, 2021
“Since drowning is the number one cause of injury-related death among children between the ages of 1 and 5 and the second leading cause of death for children ages 1-14, water safety should be a priority for parents, teachers and caregivers.”
In the United States during the month of April there were 120 fatal drownings: 29 children under age 18 and 91 adults.
In Texas, since January there have been 20 fatal drownings to children under age 18. One of those was to a 3 year old girl that fatally drown in her backyard pool in El Paso.
We can all help decrease these needless fatal drownings by
- Constant Supervision of children in and around all water including pools, fountains, ponds, buckets, bath tubs, toilets, ice chests, hot tubs and when visiting motel/hotel pools.
- Learn to swim
- Learn CPR
- Use multiple layers of protection. Fencing, locked gates, pool alarms and alarms on doors.
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