People of all ages are at risk of drowning if care is not used to protect loved ones. Watch ICTV’s compelling video, “Drowning 2018: 100% Preventable.”
Although 100 percent preventable, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among children age 5 and under in Orange County. In addition, adults age 50 and older account for more than 50 percent of drownings each year.
The most common reason children drown is a lapse in active adult supervision. Drowning is silent and can occur in as little as two inches of water and as quickly as 20 seconds. Drownings occur year round in Orange County, but increase during the summer months. The City of Irvine and the Orange County Fire Authority want to remind you to be vigilant when it comes to pool safety.
Watch the Orange County Fire Authority's video:
For a quick review of Pool Safety tips