WEST PALM BEACH — During the Easter holiday, the Drowning Prevention Coalition (DPC) of Palm Beach County encourages parents, caregivers, pool owners and vacationers to make drowning prevention a top priority.
According to the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office, the county averages 48 drowning deaths per year with adults, seniors and children ages 1 to 4 years having the highest drowning rates in the county based on population.
Don’t let a loved one become a statistic. Use the following water safety recommendations:
1) Maintain vigilant adult supervision when children are in or near water.
Having supervision and never swimming alone are primary factors in trying to prevent water-related injuries. Enjoy the holiday, but remember, pay attention to drowning prevention!
For more information on water safety lessons and water safety/drowning prevention education, please visit the DPC website at www.pbcgov.org/dpc or call 561-616-7068