DROWNING CLAIMS THE LIVES OF TWO PEOPLE EACH MINUTE.
In a majority of continents and US states, drowning is the number one cause of death for children under 5. Worldwide, drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death.
These deaths can be prevented through awareness, education and taking action.
According to the World Health Organization, nearly 400,000 people drown each year. (With only 25 out of 196 countries reporting some sort of drowning data).
Get facts on drowning:
Open Water Guidelines – Seattle Children’s Hospital
National Drowning Prevention Alliance – Resources
CDC Unintentional Drowning – Get the facts
World Health Organization – Drowning Fact Sheet #37
UNICEF/TASC – Child Drowning Report
International Surf Lifesaving Association – ISLA Website
ILSF – Drowning Facts and Figures
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