Feds say Florida swimming pool infant drowning rate highest in U.S.

Florida has the highest infant drowning rate in the United States says government. CPSC alerts Florida’s drowning rate doubles pool death count in other states.

December 23, 2008, West Palm Beach, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Justice pool safety advocates and West Palm Beach pool lawyers report swimming pool infant drowning rate is highest in the country. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov supports a new law effective December 19, 2008. The law is designed to increase swimming pool safety measures at all public pools and spas. Nationally, drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death for children ages one to 14.

JusticeNewsFlash.com (JNF) swimming pool injury correspondents along with South Florida pool attorneys are alerting all Floridians of the CPSC safety guidelines in and around pools and spas:

-If a child is missing, always look first in the pool. Seconds count.
-Knowing how to swim doesn’t make a child drown-proof. Never use flotation devices as a substitute for supervision.
-Keep rescue equipment and a phone next to the pool.
-Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
-Install physical barriers around the pool to limit access.

JNF pool drowning prevention reporters and Palm Beach County, Florida pool attorneys assert most swimming pool mishaps occur within five minutes of children entering a pool area. If a child has suffered a pool injury such as drowning you may want to consult a West Palm Beach pool attorney who specializes in swimming pool injury and drowning litigation.

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