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Child drowning deaths in decline

The numbers are showing fewer kids are going from poolside to to emergency room. Dr. Stephen Bowman with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health looked at 16 years worth of data on kids and teenagers hospitalized from drowning incidents. Bowman attributes the new statistics to nationwide water safety campaigns, pushing for fences around pools, life jackets on boats and additional of parental supervision. That's because accidents happen fast, they're usually silent and they can occur in places you may not consider dangerous. One out of every five drowning deaths still involve kids in public pools where certified lifeguards are present.

Filed under: Kentucky | Public service


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