BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana has one of the highest drownings rates in the country; and without even reaching the peak of the Summer yet, we have already tragically lost neighbors to drowning across our State and while on vacation in other states.
As the solstice has passed and the highest temperatures of the season are upon us, families will likely return to their yearly water activities; and Attorney General Jeff Landry wants all Louisiana swimmers – whether in a pool or a pond, a lake or an ocean – to swim safe.
“According to the CDC, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death in children ages 1-14,” explained Attorney General Landry. “While children are at the highest risk, anyone can drown so I encourage all citizens engaging in water activities to be vigilant and swim safely.”
Attorney General Landry offers the following summertime swimming safety tips: