Study: More children drown in open bodies of water than pools
NBC NEWS , TMJ4
6:39 AM, May 22, 2018
6:54 AM, May 22, 2018
(NBC News) A new report from Safe Kids Worldwide finds more children and teens drown in open bodies of water than in swimming pools.
More than 1,000 young people died from drowning in 2016, and swimmers in rivers, lakes, ponds and quarries seem to be most at risk.
"Lakes and rivers, if you've ever been in one, they're kind of murky. It makes it really difficult to see the bottom and the bottom can be hiding things like sudden drop-offs, logs, rocks, even weeds," says Morag MacKay of Safe Kids Worldwide.