If you spot someone drowning, immediately try safe procedures to rescue the person, call for help, and begin CPR. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how drowning occurs, how to prevent it, emergency treatment, and much more.
Someone who is drowning needs help right away. Learn what to do for adults and children who get in trouble in the water until help arrives.
Pool & Spa Hazards for Children
WebMD tells you how to keep children and adults alike safe from pool and spa hazards.
Know the Signs of 'Dry Drowning' and 'Secondary Drowning'
How to recognize the warning signs of "dry drowning" and "secondary drowning," which can happen hours after your child has left the pool.
Riding Out Rip Currents
Stay safe at the beach! WebMD explains rip currents and what do to if you get caught in one.
What Drowning Really Looks Like
You'd be able to tell if someone was drowning, right?
New Pool Safety Gadgets Help Prevent Drowning
Children between the ages of 1 and 4 are most at risk for drowning, and adult supervision often isn't enough to prevent it.
Rip Current No. 1 Beach Danger
More than eight out of 10 beach drownings and lifeguard rescues are due to rip currents.
Beach Safety 101
Experts offer advice for a safe day at the beach.