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As temperatures climb each summer, the number of drowning deaths does as well.
Earlier this month, a 2-year-old boy died after wandering into a lake in Montgomery Village, Maryland.
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On Sunday, 2-year-old twins were found unconscious in a pool in Sterling, Virginia. The little girl died at a hospital. Her brother died two days later.
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children age 1 to 4. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has tips on how you can help prevent a tragedy.
Starting swimming lessons early can be critical.
Adults should always be present when children are around a pool. In 69 percent of drownings, children were not expected to be in or near a pool.
If your child goes missing, the first place to check should always be the pool. Every second counts.