The Dangers of Silent Drowning

With the influx of warm weather, both adults and children will soon be flocking to swimming pools across the country.Parents know that drowning is a concern, but the threat of silent drowning still leads to the deaths of hundreds of children every year. Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under 15, and almost half of the victims will drown within 25 yards of an adult.

Recognizing a drowning person is more difficult than it appears in movies or television. The characteristic thrashing and yelling seen on screen rarely happens in real life, and this false idea of what drowning looks like leads to a tragic number of children drowning in swimming pools every year. Continue reading