Drowning doesn’t look like drowning — or at least not how most Georgians imagine drowning looks. (Image via Shutterstock)
ATLANTA, GA — As Atlanta area residents head to the water this weekend — whether it’s a local pool, lake, or river — it’s important to recognize the signs of drowning, which may not be what you think. More than 3,700 Americans drowned in 2017, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics, more than 700 of them under the age of 14. In Georgia, the drowning death rate was slightly more than 1 per 100,000 residents, or 1.3.
About 10 people drown every day in the United States, where drowning is the fifth-leading cause of unintentional injury death, according to the CDC...Read More