Broward Aims To Prevent Child Drowning Deaths With Water SMART Website

June 11, 2014

BROWARD (CBSMiami) – In South Florida, where water is everywhere and swimming is a popular pastime, the drowning statistics for children is high: every year an average of eight children lost their lives to drowning in Broward County.

 

 

Water SMART Broward is a website that aims to prevent drowning in the county by putting together helpful resources and information for parents and guardians.

 

 

These deaths, which are most of the time accidental, can be prevented by following tips like keeping gates and doors locked at all times, having a pool fence, and keeping children within arm’s reach while in or near water.

 

 

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