Tragic Tally: More Than 200 Reported Child Drownings In Pools and Spas This Summer
From Pool Safely
According to this post from The CPSC's Pool Safely campaign, at least 202 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa in the United States in 2013. Of those, 143 of the victims were children younger than age 5. These senseless deaths are virtually completely preventable, by utilizing vigilance and being informed about pool safety. The CPSC campaign emphasizes fencing all pools, and staying close and attentive to children at all times while around water. These are simple steps, but they will save lives.
Here is an excerpt from the post: