Facts About Drowning

DrowningSwimming, boating and water sports are fun activities for people of all ages. But with all the fatalities that occur in pools as well as natural bodies of water, it’s important to know about the causes and preventative steps against drowning so that neither you nor any of your loved ones ever become part of today’s unfortunate statistics.

General Figures

Roughly 10 drowning deaths occur per day in the USA, where drowning accounts for 20 percent of fatalities. A fifth of these victims are children under the age of 14, while males account for 80 percent of all drowning fatalities. Over 3,500 accidental drownings occurred in the US during the second half of the noughties, a figure that translates to roughly 10 deaths per day. Nearly 350 additional deaths occur annually due to boating accidents. Continue reading

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