It’s important to be aware of, and talk to your children about, these five hidden hazards of open water.
In 2013, 77 percent of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those who drowned, 84 percent were not wearing a life jacket.
Drownings happen most often in lakes, rivers, ponds, oceans, canals, reservoirs, retention ponds and other open water.
There are some important differences between ocean and pool swimming that you and your kids will want to talk about before everyone hits the beach.
With a scary sounding name and unclear facts surrounding its cause, many parents have questions about dry drowning and what preventative steps they can take to protect their children.