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Three Ways to Prevent Seattle Indoor Drowning Accidents

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 4, 2015

Swimming safety tipsA drowning doesn’t just happen in the pool or near the ocean. Drowning accidents at home or other indoor locations claim thousands of lives each year. Unfortunately, many of those drowning victims are small children.

Here are three ways to help reduce the risk of drowning in your home and other places this winter:

  1. Give bathing children your full attention.

Don’t let yourself get distracted when babies, toddlers, or young children are in the bathtub. Pay full attention to what they’re doing, and stay close enough to reach out and touch the child at all times if they’re under the age of 4.

  1. Empty containers and turn them upside down.

If a small child falls into a bucket, wading pool, basin, or other container, they might drown. A drowning can happen in as little as an inch of water. Keep an eye on these containers while using them. When you’re done, empty containers and turn them upside-down.

  1. Keep the pool alarm active.

Even a “winterized” outdoor swimming pool can pose a risk for children. Make sure all gates, doors, and windows leading to the pool area are locked, and that they have active alarms placed on them.

At Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., our experienced drowning accident lawyers are ready to help you and your family if a drowning or near-drowning harms you or someone you love. Contact us today to learn more.

We can be reached at (888) 228-3860.

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