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.
First Aid for Drowning in Children
Learn the steps to take for a drowning emergency.
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.
Find out how to rescue someone in danger of drowning and what to do once they're safely out of the water.
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.