Experts: Drowning Prevention Efforts Need Tune-Up

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In the wake of new research, experts are calling for greater efforts to reduce drownings among the most vulnerable. Young children and minorities still face the greatest risk, according to a pair of new studies, and experts say more education on the importance of parental supervision and swim lessons is needed.

“Just as we engineer for safety when it comes to suction entrapments, by now making unblockable drain covers, we need to better engineer for drowning prevention. Because supervision is spotty at best,” said Tom Griffiths, president and founder of Aquatic Safety Research Group, LLC.

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