Water safety for children

The RCMP would like to remind the public to always be mindful of young children around water such as backyard pools, kiddie pools and bathtubs.

Backyard pools are the number one location where children under five are most likely to drown. In most cases, the young victims were alone at the time and wandered into the water accidentally. Be mindful that it only takes 1 inch of water for a small child to drown. It often happens within a few seconds and silently.

pool with swim toys

Tips to reduce the risk of drowning:

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