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Drowning Statistics
Did you know.........

69% of the drowning incidents occurred while one or both parents were responsible for supervision.
10% were adults other than the parents.
*14% were with sitters.
*7% with siblings
65% of the drowning incidents were in a pool owned by the child's family.
22% at a relatives
11% happened at a neighbor's.
77% of the children had been seen 5 minutes or less before being missed and subsequently discovered in the pool.

Where were they last seen?
*46% WERE LAST SEEN IN THE HOUSE prior to being found in the pool. 
Of these, 15% were thought to be sleeping.
*23% were last seen in the yard, porch or patio, not in the pool area. 
That's a total of 69% that were thought not to be in the pool area.
*31% were last seen in the pool or pool area.
*39% of the people responsible for supervising the child were doing chores.
*18% socializing
*9% were busy on the telephone

What activity was the person responsible for supervision involved in at the time of drowning?

*39% were doing chores.
*18% socializing.
*9% were busy on the telephone.