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.
Between Memorial Day and the week before the Fourth of July, there were 48 drownings and 75 near-drowning incidents in 35 states and territories reported by the media.
- Drowning-Prevention Efforts Persist Despite Funding Challenge (Pool & Spa News)
Congressional funding for the Pool Safely campaign has not been earmarked beyond September. Agency hopes funding will continue.