And for every child who dies from a drowning, another 5 receive emergency
department care. More than 50% of nonfatal drowning victims treated in
emergency departments require hospitalization or transfer for further care
because of severe brain damage. (CDC)
Unfortunately, if people have not learned the risks associated with drowning and vital response actions/skills, people simply do not know how to prevent or respond to a drowning… and tragedies continue to happen.
As a community, it is vital that every member accept the responsibility that the safety of all children is everyone’s responsibility.
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