Most drownings preventable, says Child Death Review team
Supervision, signs & swim lessons can keep kids safe around water
SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Each year at least one child drowns in Snohomish County, say health officials. Making this sad statistic even more tragic, Child Death Review (CDR) teams in counties across Washington state say 70 percent of child deaths by drowning are preventable. From 1999 through 2000, drowning was the third leading cause of unexpected death among children 0 – 17 years in our state, following vehicle accidents and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
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