By: Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer
(Courtesy of the Orange County Fire Authority)
Parents whose children have drowned say the day of the tragedy started out just like any other day. No matter how the drowning happened or where it happened — pool, spa, or any other body of water — one thing was the same, the seconds that claimed their child’s life slid by silently, without warning, and can never be brought back.
It is a fact that drowning is the leading cause of injury death of children under five years of age in 18 states. From 1991-1996, 47 children under five years of age drowned in Orange County, mostly in pools and spas.
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