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Learn To Prevent Accidental Drownings

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Drowning is the third leading cause of accidental deaths each year. An estimated 236,000 people worldwide are drowning victims annually.

Drowning has one of three outcomes, including fatal, non-fatal with injuries, and non-fatal.

Drowning people may only stay afloat for 20 to 60 seconds before disappearing underwater. You should learn how to identify someone who is drowning to get immediate help.

Drowning is severe and can potentially be fatal. A drowning can happen anywhere, including in the ocean, a river or lake, and even a backyard pool.

Everyone needs to know the signs of drowning to prevent accidental drownings and save lives. A drowning can happen without warning.

Being aware of your surroundings when you're around water is vital. You should always take every precaution to stay safe, especially in changing weather conditions.


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