According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 10 people die each day from unintentional drowning. Half of the drowning victims are children under the age of 15.
There are several factors which affect the rate of drowning
- An inability to swim is one of the most significant factors in causing drowning accidents.
- Barriers help prevent accidental drowning. Children need to be proper supervised around swimming areas. Any pool must have appropriate fencing.
- The location can determine if there is a drowning risk. For example, young children are more likely to drown in a pool. Also, other people are at greater risk of drowning in a natural water environment, such as lake or river.
- Life jackets save lives. Make sure that you and your children use the right type and size of life jacket.
The US Coast Guard reported that 88% of victims of drowning were not wearing life jackets (in 2010).
5. Avoid alcohol when out on the water. Alcohol increases the risk of drowning, for many reasons, including reducing a person’s ability to swim to safety.
6. Anyone with a seizure disorder is at increased risk for drowning. The bathtub is the site for the highest risk of drowning.
Attorney Singer hopes that you and your family have a safe time around any water areas, including pools, lakes and rivers.
If anyone you know has been injured in a drowning accident, please feel free to contact Attorney Singer.
Robert M. Singer, Attorney at Law
2572 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CTÂ 06518
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