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Drowning is the leading cause of injury death among children 1–4 years old. Every day, 10 people die from drowning; 2 of those 10 are children under the age of 15 years. Of drowning victims who survive and are treated in emergency departments, more than half are hospitalized or transferred for further care. These individuals often experience brain damage, which can cause memory problems, learning disabilities, or permanent loss of basic functioning (or permanent vegetative state).

To prevent drowning:

Take Action to Reduce Risks:

Remember: Think Healthy. Swim Healthy! Be Healthy!

Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week 2013. Retrieved May 23, 2013 from http://www.cdc.gov/Features/RWIS/

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