JONESBORO -- Summer is here and the pools are full of kids and adults looking to cool off. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second leading cause of death in children in the United States. So, how can you keep your little ones safe this summer?
Although the number of drowning deaths in children has declined, it still remains as the leading killer for kids ages 1 to 14, and with summer here, pools in Region 8 are gearing up for the swimming season.
"The sitting up part is the easy part. It's the getting ready and the cleaning up and training that's the hard stuff," said Askea, "You need to be sure that your always watching the pool."