Drowning prevention video: What should swimmers in danger do to avoid drowning?
What Should Swimmers Do if They’re in Danger of Drowning? 
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July 2 2014 11:51 AM

The Drowning Debacle

One of America’s most common causes of accidental death is also one of the most preventable. 


Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death in the United States. It’s also one of the most preventable. The video above examines some startling facts about drowning victims—4 in 5 are men, for instance—and shows what to do if swimmers find themselves in danger.  

Thanks to Dr. Julie Gilchrist of the CDC, Mario Vittone, and Dave Benjamin of the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project

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