Drowning Myths: What to Know Before You Dive In

Myth: Good swimmers don’t drown.

False: Taking too much alcohol, consuming drugs, rip currents, and overestimating swimming ability may cause drowning for both teens and adults.

Myth: People who are drowning scream and flail about

Not Always: Drowning is a silent killer. Children and adults who don’t know how to swim will not realize they are in trouble or may not struggle before going under water.

Read more here

http://www.webmd.com/parenting/news/20160620/drowning-myths-swimming

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