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.
Lifeguard resource guide (PDF) Affordable lifejackets Boater safety Pool and spa safety River safety Swim safety
Did you know...
- In 2017, there were 4,508 drowning deaths in the United States, an average of 12 deaths per day.
CDC, WISQARS Injury Mortality Report, accessed June 2019
- In Washington, there were 98 unintentional drowning deaths of residents in 2017. Drowning along with fire/burns, were the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children and teens ages 1 - 17 in Washington.
WA Department of Health, Washington Tracking Network Data, accessed June 2019
- In King County, 16 people died in preventable drownings in 2018.
Public Health – Seattle & King County, Drowning Data, June 2019
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