Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Free Drowning Prevention Event in Fort Meyers, FL

Drowning is the leading cause of death for children under four in Florida, and Florida has the highest drowning rate in the nation for that age group.

There are steps you can take now to keep your kids safe throughout the busy swimming season.

"I want parents to know that it can happen to anybody," said Michele King, Director of the Child Advocacy Program at the Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. "This year already since January, we've had five children nearly drown and we've had one fatality – one child who drowned. All of those children were under the age of five."

The Children's Hospital is holding a free event to raise awareness about drowning prevention.

Tuesday through Thursday, they invite parents to the Atrium at HealthPark Medical Center. Families get to learn about CPR and safety equipment, and drowning prevention.

If you are in the area and interested in attending, more details about this event can be found here.

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