Drowning is a preventable tragedy that claims the lives of far too many individuals, particularly children. In San Diego, we have the privilege of enjoying water activities year-round.
It is crucial to prioritize drowning prevention measures to ensure the safety and well-being of all. This article highlights the importance of drowning prevention, highlighting key statistics and initiatives that can help save lives.
Drowning remains the number one cause of unintentional injury deaths for children between the ages of 1 and 4 and the second leading cause of death for children under 14. These staggering statistics underscore the critical need for comprehensive measures to protect our children and loved ones.
Last Friday was "Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day" to raise awareness about drowning prevention. It served as a powerful reminder that a simple safety precaution can significantly save lives. By encouraging the use of life jackets in and around water, this initiative aimed to instill a culture of safety and preparedness.
In recognition of their remarkable efforts in drowning prevention, our office proudly presented a proclamation to the Prevent Drowning Foundation. This organization has advocated for water safety education, promoting swim lessons, and driving initiatives to increase awareness about the risks of drowning. Their dedication and commitment deserve our unwavering support.