/Drowning Prevention

Drowning Prevention

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury and death in Clark County for children 4 years old and under.

Drownings can be prevented:

  • The most common drowning victim is a child 4 years old or younger.
  • The majority of drowning deaths occur in the family pool with 70 percent of the incidents occurring between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Contrary to what many people believe, drowning is a quick and silent killer. In the time it takes to:
    • Get a towel – (10 seconds) a child can become submerged
    • Answer the phone – (two minutes) a child can lose consciousness
    • Answer the front door – (four – six minutes) a submerged child can sustain permanent brain damage or die

For more information on how you can prevent a child from drowning, visit the Drowning Prevention webpages on our community education website www.gethealthyclarkcounty.org.

Contact Information

(702) 759-1039 orĀ (702) 759-0889

Updated on: August 20, 2018