TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. — (Editor’s note: The video above is from an earlier report on swimming safety.)
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Caddy’s Treasure Island, 9000 W. Gulf Boulevard. According to a news release, the purpose of the event is to prevent water tragedies and to teach about water safety.
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in the United States among children 1 to 4 years old and the third leading cause of unintentional death among children, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics
“A majority of fatalities every year are boaters that are reported swimmers who fall overboard and drown,” FWC wrote on its website. “These deaths can be easily prevented by wearing a lifejacket.”