Year-round, parents get their little ones into swimming lessons to
prepare them for a summer full of swimming as well as the unexpected
water hazards that can come with it. Teaching kids to use the buddy system is a great way to keep all kids accounted for.
We do this because it only takes a matter of seconds for a child who
can’t swim to drown. The law even stresses the importance of life
jackets for kids and adults who can swim because there are so many potential threats if proper water safety isn’t practiced. The latest online report by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention states that “Every day, about ten people die from
unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger.
Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury
death in the United States.” The Bulletin of the World Health
Organization states the definition of drowning as “the process of
experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/immersion in
liquid.” Original post can be found at http://blog.angelmedflight.com/2014/08/18/delayed-drowning-the-unknown-threat/