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It can happen in an instant, swiftly and silently.
That’s what one mother recalls about her young son slipping underwater at a pool. In a recent drowning prevention video from the City of Bellevue, she urges others to understand just how profoundly an instant can change your life forever. Drowning is a leading cause of death among children ages 1 to 4.
We urge you to be safe and help keep others safe in or around water. The National Drowning Prevention Alliance estimates that 3,500 people will die as a result of drowning this year in the U.S. Whether you are at a swimming pool or the beach, water safety is essential.
A few key reminders:
For more information, check out the following resources: