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.
Pool & Spa Hazards for Children
WebMD tells you how to keep children and adults alike safe from pool and spa hazards.
First Aid for Drowning in Children
Learn the steps to take for a drowning emergency.
Find out how to rescue someone in danger of drowning and what to do once they're safely out of the water.
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.
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.
Summer Health Risks vs. Realities
The news media are so full of warnings about potential summer health hazards that you may wonder, as the season wears on, how anyone ever comes through unscathed.
Backyard and Playground Safety
Learn how to keep your children’s outdoor fun safe. Use these guidelines to reduce backyard, playground, and pool hazards.