As the weather warms in and around the Boston metro area, it is important to remember to practice routine water safety around all swimming pools, lakes, beaches, ocean activities, and ponds. To remind everyone of the inherent risks swimming venues present, especially parents and children, the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) has designated May as “National Drowning Prevention Month.” Sadly, drowning is the second-leading cause of death for children ages 1-4. Often, drowning deaths are silent and happen quickly, even when guardians are otherwise vigilant in their supervision. The Alliance hopes the increased awareness will result in fewer tragedies and prevent accidental drowning deaths and serious personal injuries when families are enjoying relaxation and recreation around bodies of water this summer. Local Massachusetts organizations, such as the Christian E. Frechette Foundation, also implore all children and their guardians to practice safe habits and close supervision around bodies of water.
The Boston personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group fully support the NDPA’s mission of reducing drowning accidents and pass along the following water safety tips from the Alliance. If you or a loved one was injured or wrongfully killed due to another person’s negligent practice, call our Boston, Cambridge, or Quincy office today at 617-225-2100.
Tips to Reduce the Risk of Drowning Accidents: