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Drowning is often a “silent death” because a victim is usually unable to splash violently or call for help, as one might expect. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children between ages 1 and 14 years, and an extensive study performed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that “75 percent of the children involved in swimming pool submersion or drowning accidents were between 1 and 3 years old.”
In addition, the CPSC’s study revealed the following statistics:
- In most cases the children were being watched by one or both parents when the swimming pool accident occurred.
- Nearly half of the child victims were previously seen inside… Continue reading