People drown when they get too much water in their lungs. You can drown in as little as an inch or two of water. Babies can drown in a sink or bathtub. Preschoolers are most likely to drown in a swimming pool. People who have seizure disorders are also at risk in the water. Drowning can happen quickly and silently.
Drowning precautions should include
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): First Aid (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
- Drowning Prevention (American Academy of Pediatrics) Available in Spanish
- Swimming (Nemours Foundation)
- Unintentional Drowning (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Water Safety Quiz (American Red Cross)