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Alabama NewsCenter — Don’t make waves this spring break with these child water safety tips

| March 20, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

By: Hannah Echols

During spring break, many families naturally gravitate toward spending time at the lake or beach. Allowing kids to be in and around water is a beloved activity during warmer months.

This pastime, however, can be lethal for children as drowning is the leading cause of injury-related deaths among children ages 1 to 4, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“It is easy to become complacent when it comes to water safety. Reminding ourselves of water safety basics is important as we get closer to spring and summer,” said Michelle Fanucchi, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. “Being aware of the dangers of water and reminding our children of basic guidelines can help prevent an accident from occurring.”

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