Among children ages 1 to 4 years, most drownings occur in residential swimming pools.

Posted by on June 9, 2011 in Child safety, Family safety, Infant and child safety, Water safety | Comments Off on Among children ages 1 to 4 years, most drownings occur in residential swimming pools.

  • Most young children who drowned in pools were last seen in the home
  • Had been out of sight less than five minutes
  • Were in the care of one or both parents at the time
  • More than one in five fatal drowning victims are children 14 and younger

CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention.