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Keeping children safe around water

Keeping children safe around water

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(KSL News) Child health advocates are warning parents being present isn't enough to keep children safe from drowning accidents.

The new "Don't just be there, be aware" aims to help parents be on the look out for drowning dangers, even in very shallow water.

Drowning is the second leading cause of injury death among children under 15 in Utah.

The Deseret News reports that 35 children and young people under the age of 19 died by drowning between 2003 and 2005.

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