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Safe Swimming in Boston

According to the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services, drowning is a major cause of death for children. The Boston personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Neil Burns want Boston residents to practice and develop safe habits for enjoying swimming and other water activities during the summer months.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services most drowning with respect to minors is as a result of a lapse in supervision. Drowning is a major cause of death for children. Along with adults, children can drown in small amounts of water. They loose consciousness within two minutes. According to HHS, alcohol is involved in up to 50% of teenage and adult drowning.
 
Basic safety tips regarding drowning are, for minors, supervise, supervise and supervise. With respect to teenagers and adults, learn to swim and do not swim alone, during a storm, or when under the influence of alcohol.