Drowning Prevention


Drowning is a serious public health problem. Drowning can happen in seconds and is often silent. It can happen to anyone, any time there is access to water. Drowning is preventable.

The number 4,000

Drowning kills about 4,000 people each year in the United States.

Number one

Drowning is the leading cause of death for children 1 to 4 years old.

The number, 8000

There are about 8,000 emergency department visits for nonfatal drowning each year.