Drowning continues to be a leading cause of injury and death for children under the age of 14, according to Safe Kids Greater Cincinnati, led by Cincinnati Children’s. This is particularly tragic because 100 percent of these cases are preventable.
Most accidental drownings and near drownings occur in residential swimming pools. However, children can drown in 1 to 2 inches of water. These drownings frequently occur in bath tubs, buckets, toilets, diaper pails and wading pools.