It is the number two cause of accidental death in children, age 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents) – of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. In ten percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch them do it, having no idea it is happening (source: CDC).
A MUST read if you spend any time on or near the water! This article, by Mario Vittone, has been re-posted over 600 thousand times, yet we feel that's not nearly enough. If you haven't already come across this great read, take the time now to learn that a drowning victim will not let you know they're drowning! The life you save might be more important to you than your own! Click the image to link to the article!