Factors That May Contribute to a Child Drowning in Florida

Unfortunately, most child drowning accidents can be prevented. It helps to be aware of the many factors that may contribute to a child drowning accident in Florida, so you can take precautions to keep your child safe.

Some of the most common factors in a child drowning accident include:

  • Inner Tube Floating in a Swimming PoolThe absence of a competent lifeguard- oftentimes, swimming pools and beaches do not have lifeguards on duty to prevent a drowning accident in Florida. In some cases, a lifeguard may be on duty, though they may be unqualified or insufficiently trained.
     
  • The absence of protective barriers - oftentimes, private swimming pools do not have the necessary barriers to prevent children from drowning. If a pool is not guarded by a safety fence, a child can easily fall into the water.
     
  • The lack of supervision - if there is no adult to supervise a child, it only takes a moment for the child to fall into a pool or lake or even fall into a water container in the home.
     
  • Poor swimming education - many children have not been educated on basic swimming techniques. The inability to swim can leave a child helpless when they have fallen into the water.

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