Drowning prevention in aquatic environments
Preventing drowning also depends on you
Drowning is one of the 10 main causes of death by unintentional injury in children and young people worldwide (according to a report by the WHO). In Spain, according to provisional data offered by AETSAS (Spanish Association of Water Rescue Specialists and Lifeguards), 470 people drowned in 2018. If this figure is confirmed, it would represent a 13% decrease compared to the previous year. These figures show that we are moving in the right direction but we still have a lot of work ahead of us in order to raise awareness in society.
At Fundación MAPFRE we want you to always enjoy your vacations safely. Learn how to PREVENT. Learn how to ACT. We present you with our Drowning chain of survival.
With the permission of the authors: Szpilman D.Webber, J.Quan, L. Blerens, J. Morizot-Lelte, L. Langerdorfer, S.J. Berman, S.LØfgren, B. Resucitation (2014).