The most shared article I’ve seen in my feeds the past few days has been Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning from Slate.
As we head into the summer swimming season, the article is a cautionary tale about the signs of drowning at public pools, beaches, lakes, and more.
The biggest takeaway? Drowning in real life is not like it is on TV or in the movies. There is little splashing, flailing, and screaming. It’s a deceptively quiet event. Your child could be near you, drowning, and you wouldn’t even know it.
750 kids will drown this year, half of them within 25 yards of a parent or adult.
This is serious stuff for parents, as drowning in the #2 accidental death of children under 15. Car accidents is tops, drowning is second. SECOND.
So how does it happen? Why is it that drowning doesn’t look like drowning?
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