Drowning Facts & Risks


Drowning occurs in
as little as 2 minutes

graphic-4minsIrreversible brain
damage occurs in as
little as 4 minutes


Most children who are
under water for as little
as 6 minutes die

Drowning is:

  • The process of experiencing respiratory distress as a result
    of becoming submerged/immersed in liquid

  • The leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 4

  • Preventable

  • Predictable

  • Unintentional, not accidental

  • Quick & silent

Who is most at risk?