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Community leaders gather to raise awareness for child water safety in Collier County

The NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition held a meeting at the NCH North Naples Hospital to address the rising drowning incidents among young children in Collier County.

Drowning is the leading cause of death for children aged 1-4 in the area, with recent tragedies highlighting the need for preventive measures. Experts emphasized the importance of constant adult supervision, installing barriers around pools, swimming lessons, and the use of life jackets.

Parents who have experienced the loss of a child to drowning shared their stories, stressing the importance of awareness and education to prevent future incidents. Community leaders called for collective action to raise awareness and implement safety measures. Read More >

NBC2 covers community urges drowning prevention through supervision, barriers, lessons, and life jackets.