October 29, 2018 / Campaign Updates

More children accidentally drowned in 2018

With summer over, parents and caregivers may think the risk of child drowning is lower because kids spend less time in the pool and at the beach, however the risk of accidental drowning is constant year-round.

Parents and caregivers should be attentive when with children at all times, as the risk of drowning is present even when water is not visible.

So far this year, nine children under the age of six have died from accidental drowning in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, and more than half of them happened in a pond or bathtub. This year’s accidental drowning incidents are already more than the total drowning deaths from all of last year, which were six.

Read more on Tampa Bay Newswire.