With Florida having such beautiful weather year round, residents and visitors spend a lot of their time in the pools and beaches to beat the heat. Because of the heat, is makes swimming pools popular in backyards of homes and throughout neighborhoods. However, it makes accidental drowning a common occurrence.
Florida actually has the highest death rate of children drowning under the age of five. In a matter of seconds, tragedy can strike anyone who is drowning in a pool. While death may occur, nonfatal injuries can happen as well leaving someone with perhaps long term disabilities and loss of basic functions, including learning and/or mental problems. Drowning is not just limited to swimming pools or the ocean, but even as small as hot tubs or bathtubs.