There are 3,960 fatal drownings every year in the US.
Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death for teenagers (CDC)
Children ages 1-4 have the highest drowning rates. (CDC)
Nearly 80% of people who die from drowning are male (CDC)
Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide. (WHO)
88% of drownings occur with at least one adult present
67% of black children have little to no swimming ability
For every one child that dies from drowning, another eight receives emergency medical care for non-drowning (CDC)
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.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
Importance of CPR
Infant Swim Resource (ISR)