Summer Water Safety

Hello everyone,

Please click here to view a letter from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources regarding Georgia’s water-safety initiative, SPLASH, and please share with your networks.

With summer upon us, local agencies are reminding Georgians of the importance of water safety. Last year, more than 200 Georgians drowned while swimming, boating, playing near water or even taking baths. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there were approximately 10 water-related deaths per day across the country during the last decade. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children one to four years of age, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The state’s water-safety initiative, SPLASH, aims to greatly reduce the number of these deaths and injuries.

CLICK HERE for the letter from DNR.

CLICK HERE for the SPLASH flyer.

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