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Family stresses importance of water safety to prevent drowning following near death experience

A family is thanking first responders for saving their child’s life after nearly drowning earlier this summer, but not they are urging everyone to be extra cautious if their kids are around a pool.

The family hadn’t even moved into their new home yet, but they lost site of their son Sam. 10 minutes later he was found unresponsive in the pool. Sam’s dad began CPR while the mom called 911. Then EMS arrived. The two EMS men on duty were able to get Sam’s heart beat back up, along the doctors at Parkview Health, a team effort.

July has the highest number of drowning deaths. Here’s how to prevent them

River Smith’s family had just finished dinner in June 2019.
The 3-year-old was in his pajamas having a water gun fight with his brother when River’s father turned his back for a few minutes. That’s when River managed to bypass the family’s pool gate and get into the water. “I just heard my daughter scream, so I came running out,” said his mother, Amber Smith.

How To Choose The Safest Life Jacket For Your Kids This Summer

Water safety and drowning prevention experts agree that the “best” life jacket for any child is one that fits them well, is U.S. Coast Guard-approved, and is appropriate for the place you’re swimming. It can be overwhelming to stand in the life jacket aisle of the sporting goods store and read the labels on every jacket, so Romper spoke with three experts about Coast Guard life jacket “types,” how to ensure your child’s life vest fits, and some flotation devices that might do more harm than good.

National Drowning Prevention Alliance Responds To “Parenting Water Safety Hack” Tik Tok Video That Puts Children At Greater Risk Of Drowning

(Tustin, CA – April 27, 2023) – With childhood drowning on the rise and children at a higher risk of drowning during the summer months as they spend more time near pools, lakes and oceans, the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA), has kicked off its #WaterSafetyChampion campaign for Summer 2023 to spread the word to parents, caregivers, and communities that avoiding a drowning tragedy lies in applying the Five Layers of Protection, which includes multiple, evidence-based prevention strategies.

iHeart Podcast – Child Drowning Prevention

The tragic death of Bucs linebacker Shaquil Barrett’s two year old daughter Arrayah underscores the importance of preventing child drownings. It’s the number one cause of death for toddlers aged one to four years old. Adam Katchmarchi PhD is executive director of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance.