Watch Out for Curious Children
- Stay within arms reach when your child is near water
- 72% of drownings take place at home.
- Avoid floaties - use lifejackets instead
- Teach your child to swim.
Know the Facts
Drowning is Preventable
- Drowning is silent and quick
- Only need mouth and nose covered to not breathe
- Use caution around bath tubs, bodies of water, buckets, and backyard pools
- 88% of drownings take place under some supervision
- 60% of drownings take place within 10 feet of safety.
Signs and Symptoms
Drowning victims are rarely able to wave or call for help. Watch for:
- Head low in the water or tilted back
- Trying to swim but not moving
- Hair covering forehead or eyes
- Eyes closed or unable to focus.