SANTI, California – As the weekend of July 4 approaches, people in Sante are preparing to take a dip in the water.
However, summer fun can end in tragedy.
Last Saturday, a 1-year-old boy drowned in a backyard pool in Urntheim, Massachusetts, as his family celebrated Father’s Day. Family members performed CPR on young Angelo Nicoloro, but it was too late. He died shortly afterwards in a Rhode Island hospital.
Angelo is one of the latest drowning victims, which kills about 10 Americans every day, about 3,400 people a year, according to Stop Drowning Now, a group of activists seeking to prevent drowningDrowning is the number one cause of death for children under 4 years of age.
Drowning in all people remains the fifth The main cause of premature death, according to Disease Control and Prevention Centers.
California ranks 23rd out of 40 states in the data WorldLifeExpectancy.com:, 1.1 deaths per 100,000 population.
Children, like Angelo, are especially at risk of drowning.
According to the CDC, about 750 children drown annually in swimming pools, natural bodies of water, and 375 in 25 yards of a parent or adult. More surprisingly, says the CDC, 10 percent of parents watch their children choke because they do not know it is happening.
After Angelo’s death, Wrentham Police Chief Bill McGrath asked parents to always watch over their children, especially when there is a swimming pool in the house.
“You have to be hypergon beyond reason,” McGrath wrote on Facebook. “Swimming pools are really a trap for the children of our world, with so much fun at face value, at the same time so dangerous. The kids only see the fun. ”
Here are six tips from PoolSafely.gov to help the pools remain safe:
1. Never leave your baby unattended or in the water.
The Public Education Campaign also advises parents and caregivers to be vigilant even if there is a rescue worker on duty.
2. Teach children to swim.
“Swimming is not only fun, but also a life-saving skill.”
3. Teach children to stay away from drains.
Babies’ hair, limbs, jewelry, or swimwear may be stuck in a drain or soaking hole. Be sure to install drains before entering the pool.
4. Make sure all pools and spas you visit have adequate drainage covers.
Strong absorption from the pool or spa drain is enough to trap even an adult.
5. Install barriers, covers, alarms next to your pool և spa.
“A fence at least 4 feet high should surround the pool or spa from all sides; it should not be climbed by children.
6. Learn how to perform CPR on children: adults.
Learning cardiovascular resuscitation can help save lives