Children under five years most at risk

2019-05-30 06:01

According to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), it is estimated that 600 children drown each year in South Africa.

This year on International Water Safety Day (15 May) the focus was on those most at risk of drowning – children under the age of five. NSRI’s National Drowning Prevention manager Andrew Ingram said the places that toddlers face the greatest danger from water is in and near to their homes.

“Parents and caregivers, please make sure that any stored water in or close to your home is child safe. Buckets, tanks and basins should be securely closed or inaccessible to children,” he said.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests four interventions that will protect children from drowning: install barriers controlling access to water; provide safe places away from water for pre-school children with capable child care; teach children in school water safety and swimming skills and train bystanders in safe rescue and resuscitation.

“Children can drown in only a few centimetres of water. Please make sure that your home is water safe,” concluded Ingram.

According to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), it is estimated that 600 children drown each year in South Africa.

This year on International Water Safety Day (15 May) the focus was on those most at risk of drowning – children under the age of five.

NSRI’s National Drowning Prevention manager Andrew Ingram said the places that toddlers face the greatest danger from water is in and near to their homes.

“Parents and caregivers, please make sure that any stored water in or close to your home is child safe.

“Buckets, tanks and basins should be securely closed or inaccessible to children,” he said. The World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests four interventions that will protect children from drowning: install barriers controlling access to water;

provide safe places away from water for pre-school children with capable child care; teach children in school water safety and swimming skills and train bystanders in safe rescue and resuscitation.

“Children can drown in only a few centimetres of water. Please make sure that your home is water safe,” concluded Ingram.

According to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), it is estimated that 600 children drown each year in South Africa. This year on International Water Safety Day (15 May) the focus was on those most at risk of drowning – children under the age of five.

NSRI’s National Drowning Prevention manager Andrew Ingram said the places that toddlers face the greatest danger from water is in and near to their homes.

“Parents and caregivers, please make sure that any stored water in or close to your home is child safe.

“Buckets, tanks and basins should be securely closed or inaccessible to children,” he said.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests four interventions that will protect children from drowning: install barriers controlling access to water;

provide safe places away from water for pre-school children with capable child care; teach children in school water safety and swimming skills and train bystanders in safe rescue and resuscitation.

“Children can drown in only a few centimetres of water. Please make sure that your home is water safe,” concluded Ingram.

According to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), it is estimated that 600 children drown each year in South Africa. This year on International Water Safety Day (15 May) the focus was on those most at risk of drowning – children under the age of five.

NSRI’s National Drowning Prevention manager Andrew Ingram said the places that toddlers face the greatest danger from water is in and near to their homes.

“Parents and caregivers, please make sure that any stored water in or close to your home is child safe.

“Buckets, tanks and basins should be securely closed or inaccessible to children,” he said.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests four interventions that will protect children from drowning: install barriers controlling access to water;

provide safe places away from water for pre-school children with capable child care; teach children in school water safety and swimming skills and train bystanders in safe rescue and resuscitation.

“Children can drown in only a few centimetres of water. Please make sure that your home is water safe,” concluded Ingram.

According to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), it is estimated that 600 children drown each year in South Africa. This year on International Water Safety Day (15 May) the focus was on those most at risk of drowning – children under the age of five.

NSRI’s National Drowning Prevention manager Andrew Ingram said the places that toddlers face the greatest danger from water is in and near to their homes.

“Parents and caregivers, please make sure that any stored water in or close to your home is child safe.

“Buckets, tanks and basins should be securely closed or inaccessible to children,” he said.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests four interventions that will protect children from drowning: install barriers controlling access to water;

provide safe places away from water for pre-school children with capable child care; teach children in school water safety and swimming skills and train bystanders in safe rescue and resuscitation.

“Children can drown in only a few centimetres of water. Please make sure that your home is water safe,” concluded Ingram.

According to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), it is estimated that 600 children drown each year in South Africa.This year on International Water Safety Day (15 May) the focus was on those most at risk of drowning – children under the age of five.

NSRI’s National Drowning Prevention manager Andrew Ingram said the places that toddlers face the greatest danger from water is in and near to their homes.

“Parents and caregivers, please make sure that any stored water in or close to your home is child safe.

“Buckets, tanks and basins should be securely closed or inaccessible to children,” he said.How to avoid drowning

The World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests four interventions that will protect children from drowning: install barriers controlling access to water;

provide safe places away from water for pre-school children with capable child care; teach children in school water safety and swimming skills and train bystanders in safe rescue and resuscitation.

“Children can drown in only a few centimetres of water. Please make sure that your home is water safe,” concluded Ingram.

According to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), it is estimated that 600 children drown each year in South Africa.

This year on International Water Safety Day (15 May) the focus was on those most at risk of drowning – children under the age of five. NSRI’s National Drowning Prevention manager Andrew Ingram said the places that toddlers face the greatest danger from water is in and near to their homes. “Parents and caregivers, please make sure that any stored water in or close to your home is child safe. “Buckets, tanks and basins should be securely closed or inaccessible to children,” he said. The World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests four interventions that will protect children from drowning: install barriers controlling access to water;

provide safe places away from water for pre-school children with capable child care; teach children in school water safety and swimming skills and train bystanders in safe rescue and resuscitation.

“Children can drown in only a few centimetres of water. Please make sure that your home is water safe,” concluded Ingram.

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