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Summer water safety tips

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

City pools across Lubbock opened this week and parents and children are splashing into summer fun. However, according to the Center for Disease Control, there are some swimming statistics that are not fun. The CDC says drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of 14 and is the fifth leading cause of death of all ages.

The CDC says there are several preventative measures aimed at keeping people safe around the pool and natural bodies of water:

  • Supervise When in or Around Water
  • Use the Buddy System
  • Learn to Swim
  • Learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Avoid Alcohol

For more tips on how to be safe, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/water-safety/waterinjuries-factsheet.html.

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