More stories about Drowning

  • CPSC Reveals Summer Drowning Stats, Problem States

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign released its 2011 summer snapshot of the number of drowning and near-drowning incidents across America.

  • Bizarre Drowning Leads to Mass Pool Closing, Investigation

    Massachusetts closed 30 public pools (including four in Worcester County) temporarily after a woman’s body was found floating in a public pool in Fall River recently.

  • Drownings Underreported, Safety Groups Say

    As a result of ongoing concerns regarding the underreporting of drownings in metropolitan areas, safety groups across the country are taking action.

  • Record Drowning Deaths Reported — Why?

    Arizona has recorded double the number of drowning deaths so far this year and officials are struggling to figure out why, and what can be done to prevent any additional tragedies.

  • Settlement Reached in Drowning Lawsuit

    Two years after the drowning death of a Jackson, Miss., teen, a settlement has been reached in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by his family

  • More Powerful than Oprah

    Americans, myself included, tend to be focused on what’s become known as The Homeland. One indication of this shortsightedness is our gross geographic ignorance.

  • Pediatricians Sign on to Swim Lessons

    The Florida Drowning Prevention Task force now has the support of the state’s physicians. Pediatricians will provide education and promote water safety.

  • Lawsuit Seeks Damages Following Near-Drowning

    Kimberlee Rhodes of Tigard, Ore., has filed a lawsuit seeking $12.5 million in damages following the near-drowing of her daughter Victoria last year.

  • Millions Awarded for VGB Education

    A number of industry groups recently were awarded millions of dollars in federal contracts to provide training and education on drowning prevention, as well as swimming pool and spa safety

  • Shallow Trouble?

    With large aquatics centers and waterparks increasing in popularity