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.
Riding Out Rip Currents
Stay safe at the beach! WebMD explains rip currents and what do to if you get caught in one.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Children
If an infant or child is gasping or not breathing, start CPR immediately. WebMD takes you through first aid steps for restoring normal breathing while you wait for emergency help.
Find out how to rescue someone in danger of drowning and what to do once they're safely out of the water.
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.
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.
Water and Food Safety After Hurricanes
To help you prepare for this hurricane season, WebMD gives advice from the FDA about what is safe to drink and eat in the aftermath of a storm.
Swimming Pool Safety
The Most Delicate Rule of Water Quality: Keep the Poop Out of the Pool