July 16, 2009
Doctors warn of child drowning risk
U.S. doctors say children under age 5 and those between ages 15 and 24 have the highest drowning rates.
The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers also say the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention reports that a swimming pool is 14 times more likely than a motor vehicle to be involved in a death of child under 4 years of age.
Children can drown in even the smallest body of water including toilets, decorative fountains, bath tubs, buckets, etc., Dr. Wendy Pomerantz said in a statement.
Any time you have a standing body of water that is accessible, make sure you supervise your child at all times.