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Summer Is Here: Protect Yourself And Your Kids From Drowning

By on June 28, 2013

Personal injury attorney Eddie Farah recently learned that 100 swimmers in Cape Coral participated in a swimming lesson in order to try to break a world record for the largest swim lesson. The record-breaking attempt was international in scope, with nations all across the world participating in the attempt.

Florida Drowning Death PreventionLast year, some 24,000 people from 15 countries on five continents participated.

While setting a world record can be fun for those involved, it is the underlying message of the worldwide swim lesson that is important.

With summer upon us in Florida, thousands of children will be hitting swimming pools, lakes and the ocean to stay cool and have some fun. While it is a property owner’s obligation to assure that their swimming pools are enclosed and have other safety features to prevent children from getting into swimming pools and accidentally drowning, one of the most effective solutions to prevent drowning deaths is perhaps the simplest: teach your children to swim.

From 2010 to 2012, Duval County reported 40 accidental drowning deaths. According to the Florida Department of Health, Florida leads the nation in accidental drownings for children from one to four years of age. Most of those drownings happen in swimming pools.

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Dry Drowning Should Serve As A Warning To Parents

By Eddie Farah on June 7, 2008

The death of a 10-year-old South Carolina this week while lying in his own bed, has brought attention to the little known “dry drowning,”  that could happen to any child about to have fun in a pool this summer.

Johnny Jackson had gone for a swim in his neighborhood. He came home and was fine, but hours later he started showing signs that something was wrong.

His mother says he soiled himself, and then started talking slowly. He was sleepy. He lay down to take a nap and about one hour later he was dead. Read the rest »

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