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Child drownings in Louisiana have increased for the second straight year

The Louisiana Department of Health is urging water safety this summer after child drownings spiked again last year. In Louisiana, drowning was the third leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 0-14 for 2017-2019, according to the latest Louisiana Child Death Review Report from the Health Bureau. family from the Louisiana Department of Health. The state Department of Health said after five straight years of fewer child drownings in Louisiana, 2020 was one of the deadliest in recent history. Louisiana has seen a 60% increase in the number of infant and child drownings (ages 0-14), from 15 in 2019 to 24 in 2020. According to preliminary data from the Department of Health, in 2021 , 25 Louisiana infants and children drowned. High risk factors included child unable to swim (96%), unsupervised (72%) and no water obstruction (54%). Of the children who died in Louisiana, more than half (60%) drowned in a swimming pool, hot tub or spa. “Tragically, the number of children in Louisiana we have lost to drowning continues to rise,” state health officer Dr. Joseph Kanter said in a statement. “I urge everyone to follow a few simple but essential steps to keep you and your children safe around the water we all love to enjoy.” Families can take several important precautions to help prevent drowning LDH has provided the following advice to families: Supervise children when they are in or around water at all times; avoid getting distracted Teach children to swim and survive in water Take lessons of CPR Visit cpr.heart.org to find a class near you If you have a pool or spa, install layers of protection, including a four-sided fence with a self-closing and locking door. Keep children away from pool drains, pipes, and other openings to avoid traps Wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket when boating or participating in other water activities . Swim in designated swimming areas and exercise extreme caution around natural bodies of water which may have unpredictable currents and undertows.

The Louisiana Department of Health is urging water safety this summer after child drownings spiked again last year.

In Louisiana, drowning was the third leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 0-14 for 2017-2019, according to the most recent Louisiana Child Death Review Report from the Office of Family Health of the Louisiana Department of Health.

The state Department of Health said after five straight years of fewer child drownings in Louisiana, 2020 was one of the deadliest in recent history. Louisiana has seen a 60% increase in the number of infant and child drownings (ages 0-14), from 15 in 2019 to 24 in 2020. According to preliminary data from the Department of Health, in 2021 , 25 Louisiana infants and children drowned.

The main risk factors included a child unable to swim (96%), unsupervised (72%) and no water obstacle (54%). Of the children who died in Louisiana, more than half (60%) drowned in a swimming pool, hot tub or spa.

“Tragically, the number of children in Louisiana we have lost to drowning continues to rise,” state health officer Dr. Joseph Kanter said in a statement. “I urge everyone to follow a few simple but essential steps to keep you and your children safe around the water we all love to enjoy.

Families can take several important precautions to help prevent drowning. LDH has provided the following guidance to families:

  • Supervise children when they are in or around water at all times; avoid getting distracted.
  • Teach children to swim and survive in water.
  • Take CPR classes. To visit cpr.heart.org to find a class near you.
  • If you have a pool or spa, install layers of protection, including a four-sided fence with a self-closing and latching door.
  • Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid traps.
  • Wear a US Coast Guard approved life jacket when boating or participating in other water activities.
  • Swim in designated swimming areas and exercise extreme caution around natural bodies of water which may have unpredictable currents and undertows.

The state Department of Health said PoolSafely.gov has brochures, Water Watcher maps, fact sheets, social media tools, videos and much more.