The Sunshine State loses more children under the age of five to drowning than any other state in the country. That alarming statistic, and the importance of learning to swim, had many parents taking advantage of free swimming lessons Wednesday.
A Miramar woman was taken into custody and arrested after her three-month old son nearly drown. Inakesha Armour has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.
Health care professionals warn secondary drowning, or dry drowning, can also be deadly if not caught in time.
In South Florida, where water is everywhere and swimming is a popular pastime, the drowning statistics for children is high: every year an average of eight children lost their lives to drowning in Broward County.
School is nearly out for the summer in South Florida and that means more time at the beach and in the pool. But all that time in and around water leads to a higher risk of drowning for everyone, especially children. That’s why officials are encouraging all residents, especially parents and caregivers, to take precautions to prevent drowning for young children.
A 1-year old girl is in the hospital after she nearly drowned in a Lauderhill pool on Sunday.
Police are investigating an apparent drowning of a three-year-old boy at a home in Coral Springs.
A man suspected of shoplifting at Dadeland Mall died after he tried to escape from police.
What was supposed to be a fun family vacation on a Miami-based cruise ship turned into a nightmare for a Central Florida family after a 6-year-old boy drowned on board the ship.
An investigation is underway after a Davie man who could not swim died early Sunday morning, a few hours after jumping into a swimming pool at a party.