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Ten-Year Study of Pediatric Drownings and Near-Drownings

Document Date: December 22, 2006
Document Source: Pediatrics Journal
Linda Quan
Alvin H. Novack
Jill Allen
Kim Wentz
Edmond J. Gore
Posted:  December 21, 2006

“The largest proportion (67%) of fatalities occurred at lakes or rivers.”

The largest proportion (41%) of lake and river submersion incidents involved older adolescents or young adults.

The ten submersion victims with detectable levels of blood alcohol constituted 25% of teenage drownings: nine were 15 to 19 years old; the last was 13 years old.