Did You Know?

  • The majority of drownings occur in residential pools while children are unattended
  • For every child who drowns, four others are hospitalized for near drownings, and as many as three suffer brain damage
  • Fifteen percent of children admitted for near drownings die in the hospital
  • Typical medical costs for a near-drowning victim can range from $75,000 for initial emergency room treatment to $180,000 a year for long-term care. While a near drowning that results in brain damage can ultimately cost more than $4.5 million
  • Unprotected in-ground pools are 83 percent more likely to be involved in drowning than pools with complete four-sided isolation fencing