July 17th, 2012 - by DKRPA
By Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. of Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. posted in Boating Accidents on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
The Center for Disease Control (“The CDC”) states the main factors that affect drowning risk are lack of swimming ability, lack of barriers to prevent unsupervised water access, lack of close supervision while swimming, location, failure to wear life jackets, alcohol use, and seizure disorders.
The CDC cites about one in five people who die from drowning are children age 14 and younger. For every child who dies, approximately five more receive emergency treatment for non-fatal submersion injuries.
It is recommended that everyone learn CPR. The more quickly CPR is started on a drowning victim, the better the chances of survival.
Please be safe when swimming!