March 25, 2019 / Drowning Prevention

The reality of child drownings 

In Hillsborough County in 2018, the number of child drownings went up by 275%, a sad reality that Hillsborough County’s Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kelly Devers has faced. 

A child can drown in as little as 20 seconds. Take the proper steps in and around your home to save a child’s life: practice vigilant supervision and install proper barriers, such as a yard or pool fence. 

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