July 1, 2015 (Fort Worth, Texas) In just the month of June 2015, MedStar has responded to 9 drowning/near-drowning incidents – 3 of them fatal!
MedStar Mobile Healthcare, and
local fire and police agencies, encourage residents to celebrate our nation's
heritage on the Fourth of July, but celebrate safely and stay cool on this long
about ten people die from unintentional drowning. According to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional
injury death in the United States. Nationally, about one in five people who
die from drowning are children 14 and younger.
Click Here to view advice on water and fireworks Safety.
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National
Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and
Reporting System (WISQARS) [online]. [cited 2012 May 3]. Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars
Laosee, OC, Gilchrist, J, Rudd, R. Drowning 2005-2009. MMWR 2012;
Posted on Thu, July 2, 2015
by Matt Zavadsky