By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna
Don’t Turn Your Back – It Happens Just Like That!
July 19, 2021 (San Diego) – This is the time of year where swimming pool drownings reach their peak. Drowning incidents are dramatically on the rise both locally and nationally. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, just under 400 deaths a year on average are attributed to drowning in a swimming pool or at a spa. Sadly, of the total number of accidental drownings, approximately one in five victims are aged 14 or younger.