Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States. These drownings occur in pools, lakes, rivers, oceans and even bath tubs.
In light of this, the Johns Creek Fire Department's Swift Water Rescue Team stresses the importance of water safety through public education efforts, including this short Water Safety Video.
The 4½ minute video focuses on safety around swimming pools and on the Chattahoochee River. Since its formation in 2009, the JCFD's Swift Water Rescue Team has helped rescued 65 individuals on the Chattahoochee.
Please feel free to share this video with family and friends, wherever they live. It's useful information for anyone, especially parents and those who participate in water sports and recreation.