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Drowning Can Happen to Anyone

Drowning Can Happen to Anyone

When I was a child, something happened to friends of our family that changed how I thought about water safety forever.

The mother took her 3-year-old daughter to the beach near their house. She sat on the sand while her daughter played nearby — and somehow, inexplicably and tragically, she fell asleep. When she woke up, her daughter had drowned.

Tragedies like these happen to other people, we often think. It doesn’t happen to us. Read more