SwemKids Empowers Georgia Children To Dive Into Water Safety
By Georgia Public Broadcasting
Summer is officially weeks away, but already, some tragedies reported in lakes, rivers and pools. Georgia officials are investigating two separate drownings at Lake Lanier that occured in less than 24 hours. Bibb County authorities say a man drowned in a Macon pool. And police confirm a teen drowned at a Buckhead Memorial Day pool party. Drowning is one of the top three causes of unintentional deaths for people under 29. The Centers for Disease Control reports that African American children between ages five and 14 are three times as likely to die from drowning than white children.