Posted: Jun 12, 2014 3:35 PM
Updated: Jun 12, 2014 4:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - With summer fully under way and the pool uncovered, it is more important than ever for parents to remain aware of the dangers presented by drowning.
Drowning is the leading cause of injury related death in children between the ages of one and four and the second leading overall cause of death for all children under 14.
For every one child that dies from drowning, another four are treated in the emergency room for submersion, according to statistics from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While most parents would consider themselves vigilant enough to save their child from drowning, submersion is silent and can happen in 10 seconds, loss of consciousness at two minutes, and brain damage in as little as four minutes.
Even without a pool in your backyard, keeping drowning prevention tips in mind is recommended as drowning can occur in as little as one inch of water.
Follow the below prevention tips to make sure that your kids stay safe this summer: