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INTERACTIVE: Unintentional Drowning Statistics

Posted at 11:08 AM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 17:14:59-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (CDC)– With pools opening this weekend, it’s a good time to discuss drowning risks and prevention. 

Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States.