Whether you and your family are swimming in a pool or the ocean in Carlsbad or another location in Southern California, it is important to understand the seriousness of drowning risks. In addition to drowning risks, you should also learn more about the different types of drowning — drowning, as well as dry drowning or secondary drowning — and possible sources of liability for these serious and deadly accidents. While children are often the ones who suffer serious and life-threatening harm in drowning incidents, it is important to know that anyone can drown or suffer from dry drowning, including adults who are seasoned swimmers. Our Carlsbad drowning injury lawyers can tell you more.
Drowning: What is it and How Does it Happen?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is “the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion or immersion in liquid.” It can be nonfatal or fatal. The CDC reports that for children aged 1 to 4, drowning is the leading cause of death, and it is the second-leading cause of death among children aged 5 to 14. Drowning can also occur in adult swimmers, even those with experience, due to dangerous tides, intoxication, and other injuries in the water.