“There are 3,960 fatal drownings every year in the US.”
DROWNING IS MORE LIKELY WHEN:
There is a lack of swimming ability.
You are NOT wearing a life jacket. 86% of boating-related deaths from drowning were not wearing life jackets.
Up to 70% of teen and adult drownings include alcohol.
LACK OF CLOSE SUPERVISION:
Drowning can happen in as little as 60 seconds.
Even with a lifeguard on duty, children and adults can drown.
Bathtub drownings are most likely among infants.
Swimming pool drownings are most likely among children ages 1-4.
Lakes, rivers, and ocean drownings are most likely among people ages 15 and older.