By Jennifer Fox Williams, MPH
Summer is here and that means fun in the sun and, often, the water.
Drowning is a leading cause of injury-related death in children, but it can be prevented. Most drownings happen quickly and quietly, and children can drown in as little as a few inches of water. The Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services recommends the following
Water Safety Tips:
· Do not swim alone, even if you are a very good swimmer.
· Do not swim during a storm or when there is lightning.