According to MN Water Safety Coalition, there are approximately 383 pool- or spa-related deaths among children ages 14 and under every year.
Many of these tragedies happen because the parents fail to take precautions. Following the tips listed below can greatly reduce the risk of your children entering a life-threatening situation within their own pool.
According to a study released in May by Safe Kids Worldwide and Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen program, 43 percent of fatalities occur in open water.
Lakes, ponds, rivers, and oceans can be dangerous places for your child to swim due to uncontrollable variables such as currents, tides, and weather. Protect your child in these locations by following the tips listed below:
Between 2006 and 2010, 434 water submersion fatalities occurred at home in bathtubs, buckets, toilets, and landscaping features to children under the age of 5, according to The MN Water Safety Coalition.
Since children can drown in as little as two inches of water, it is extremely important to prevent children from accessing water unsupervised. Below are some tips to keep your children protected within the home.
If your child was injured or killed in a drowning due to someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover damages. When deciding to hire a child injury lawyer to handle your case, your choice does matter. If you or a loved one have suffered because of a water-related injury, contact Thomas J. Henry. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends. Call us today for a free case review.