Two children die each day in the US from drowning. But there are a few ways parents and loved ones can protect children around water. Temperatures are climbing around the country and many families are taking to the water for a little relief. But as you cool off it’s important to take precautions to reduce the risk of drowning.
The top priority is making sure children are properly supervised by an alert adult. Most drownings happen quickly and quietly with little or no yelling or splashing. Even if your child is a strong swimmer, it’s a good idea to use the buddy system. Also, if you have a backyard pool, it’s important to install fencing and locks.