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What Factors Influence Drowning Risk?

There are many regions across the United States where recreational swimming is enjoyed year-round. Whether you enjoy a heated pool, indoor pool or a nice, cooling swim in the Fort Lauderdale humidity, it is crucial you understand the risk factors that you might face.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has collected research and statistics from numerous studies. While some of the risk factors are deeply rooted in common sense applications, some of the factors might surprise you.

The CDC pulled research data from numerous sources to identify the main factors that affect drowning risk.

  • Lack of swimming ability: Numerous surveys over the years have shown that many adults and children self-report the inability to swim.
  • Lack of barriers: A four-sided isolation fence that clearly separates the pool from the yard and house can reduce a child's risk of drowning by 83 percent.
  • Lack of close supervision: Even in the presence of lifeguards, drowning can happen quickly and quietly.
  • Failure to wear life jackets: In 2010, 88 percent of the drowning victims were not wearing life jackets.
  • Alcohol use: Alcohol use is involved in up to 70 percent of deaths associated with water recreation.
  • Seizure disorders: For persons with seizure disorders, drowning is the most common cause of unintentional injury death.

Pools are commonly associated with fun and frivolity. Unfortunately, there are numerous factors that can cause a fun swim to quickly and quietly turn deadly. If you were injured or you lost a loved one in a recreational water accident, do not hesitate to discuss your situation with an attorney.

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