drowningsStatistics

  • Drowning is the third leasing cause of injury-related death in youth 19 and under.
  • In a survey of more than 1,000 adults, nearly half said they have had a drowning scare in their lifetime. Two-thirds say the event occurred between ages 5-15.
  • A disproportionate number of drowning deaths among individuals under age 29 occur to youth from racial/ethnic minority groups.
  • CPS performed by bystanders has been shown to save lives and improve outcomes in drowning victims. The more quickly CPR is started, the better the chance of improved outcomes.
  • Half of all boating deaths might be prevented with the use of life jackets.

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