We live in an area surrounded by water, giving many opportunities for exciting water activities, but also increasing the possibility of injury and drowning.
Help keep the waters around and in King County safe and enjoyable by increasing your awareness of water safety and practicing several simple safety tips.
Did you know...
- In 2015, there were 3,602 drowning deaths in the United States, an average of 10 deaths per day.
WA Department of Health, Fatal Injury Data Tables, November 2017
- In Washington, there were 140 unintentional drowning deaths of residents in 2015. Drowning continues to be the the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children and teens ages 1 - 17 in Washington.
WA Department of Health, Injury Data, 2017
- In King County, 22 people died in preventable drownings in 2016.
Public Health – Seattle & King County, Drowning Data, May 2017