Tom Griffiths's Blog – December 2014 Archive (1)

Drowning Deaths are just the Tip of the Iceberg

When I took my first American Red Cross Junior Life Saving (yes, you read that right) course, this little brown book stated that there were approximately 12,000 drowning deaths each year in the United States. Then after many years the drowning rate dropped to about 7,000 drowning deaths per year and stayed there for a while. Even with the population growing, much improved data collection, and many more water sports and activities to produce drowning, the fatal drowning rate now is below…


Added by Tom Griffiths on December 17, 2014 at 4:55pm — 3 Comments

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