167 Arizona children were hospitalized or seen in an emergency department for a non-fatal drowning in 2007. 25 children died as a result of drownings or submersions. 1 child died from carbon monoxide poisoning while swimming behind a boat. The longest hospital stay for a non-fatal drowning was 105 days.

The 95 non-fatal emergency department visits totaled $214,000 in hospital charges. On average, each non-fatal inpatient hospitalization cost $6,900. Total hospital charges for all non-fatal inpatient hospitalizations was $1.7 million.

You can prevent drownings!

- Supervise children around any water, even if they know how to swim
- Learn CPR
- Install a 4-sided isolation fence with a self-closing, self-latching gate.
- Do not prop open pool gates
- Wear life jackets in and around natural bodies of water

Arizona Department of Health Services

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