Warm Weather Brings Increased Risk for Drownings

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By: kkco - Email

With warmer weather comes an increased risk for drownings.

Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children ages one to four. It only takes a few seconds and a few inches of water for a child to drown according to the American College of Emergency Physicians. The college also says for every child that drowns, more than ten others are treated in emergency rooms for near drowning.

Officials say please watch children every second that they are in or around pools, hot tubs, the river and beaches. Teach them to swim at an early age and use life vests and flotation devices.

Almost 3,000 people drown each year in the U.S.

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