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Help keep the waters around and in King County safe and enjoyable by increasing your awareness of water safety and practicing several simple safety tips.

Did you know...

  • In 2017, there were 4,508 drowning deaths in the United States, an average of 12 deaths per day.
    CDC, WISQARS Injury Mortality Report, accessed June 2019

  • In Washington, there were 98 unintentional drowning deaths of residents in 2017. Drowning along with fire/burns, were the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children and teens ages 1 - 17 in Washington.
    WA Department of Health, Washington Tracking Network Data, accessed June 2019

  • In King County, 16 people died in preventable drownings in 2018.
    Public Health – Seattle & King County, Drowning Data, June 2019