Drowning Is Silent

When you think of drowning, do you imagine chaotic splashing with arms flailing around and cries for help? That’s how movies show us what drowning looks like, but in reality, it’s silent.

Drowning victims cannot always call for help as they’re trying to keep their heads above water. More than 350 children in the U.S. die each year from drowning. That’s why it’s extremely important to keep children under 6 within arm’s reach and children 6 and older—who can confidently swim 50 meters without stopping—within eye’s reach around water.