Open Water (rivers, lakes, ponds, oceans)
Open Water (rivers, lakes, oceans)
From a Californian beach to a Bangladeshi river, open water provides everything from fun in the sun to life-sustaining drinking water. Unfortunately, life-giving water can turn catastrophic in moments. In the US, drownings after the age of 5 occur most often in open water. In most countries worldwide, it is open water - not baths or pools - that causes most drownings, even for young children and babies. Educate yourself and your family on open water safety - it is truly a gift of life.In most countries, people of all ages typically drown in open water. In the U.S., after the age of 5, most drownings occur in open water.