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