Childhood Drowning In SW Florida

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Childhood Drowning In SW Florida

Childhood Drowning In SW Florida

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SW Florida has been experiencing a high rate of childhood drowning. SW Florida has the highest childhood drowning cases in the United States. Childhood drowning has been identified as the second leading cause of injury related deaths for children aged 1 to 14 years. The object of this study was to establish the causes childhood drowning in SW Florida in order to come up effective strategies to mitigate the situation. The main problem was the SW Florida has been experiencing an increased rate of childhood drowning calling for action to address the problem. The study used a survey type of research design. It had a sample of 30 participant including parents, life guards, and fire fighters. The study used questionnaires and interviews for collection of data which was analyzed using simple analysis tool. From the study, childhood drowning was prioritized as a leading problem to be addressed. The results indicated need to put in place a community education program that would empower the community with safety tips and increase their knowledge on rescue operation and the use of drowning rescue equipments.