More stories about Drowning

  • CPSC: Nearly 140 Child Drownings this Summer

    According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 137 children younger than 15 years old drowned in pools or spas between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

  • New Discoveries

    NSF is known for its work protecting public health and safety in the aquatics and recreational water industries.

  • SWB Drowning Victim’s Family Sues NYC

    Relatives of a Navy SEAL hopeful who drowned last year in a Staten Island pool have filed a lawsuit against the city of New York.

  • Prevention Efforts

    Aquatics professionals can play a big role in protecting swimmers against a preventable drowning death as a result of dangerous breath-holding. Here are four tips from Gareth Hedges, associate general counsel for The Redwoods Group in Morrisville, N.C.

  • Identifying the Problem

    The people who succumb to this quiet killer often are stronger swimmers than the lifeguards on duty.

  • Blackout Victims

    It was just supposed to be some fun and exercise the afternoon that Drew Brislen, 40, went out free diving in the Pacific Ocean off Picnic Beach, which is part of Laguna Beach, Calif.

  • Deathly Shallows

    They were supposed to make headlines as heroes. Instead they ended up on front pages around the world as victims.

  • A Call to Action

    I first started writing about the dangers of shallow water blackout in 1983, in my book

  • No Charges for Fall River Drowning Workers

    In a court hearing last week, no charges were issued against two Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation managers formerly in charge of operating the pool where 36-year-old Marie Joseph drowned

  • Death Linked to Shallow Water Blackout

    A Tasmanian free diver has died, apparently due to what’s known as shallow water blackout.