Gasping for air: the staggering statistics of drowning

Did you know that drowning is a leading cause of accidental death worldwide? In fact, it ranks at number 3. Founder of Action to End Drowning, Arthur Benjamin, shares eye-opening statistics of this startlingly silent killer…

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Fast facts about drowning

Startling drowning statistics

  • Roughly 320,000 people die annually from drowning, worldwide
  • Males are at higher risk of drowning than females, by more than 50%
  • In the United States, an estimated average of 10 fatal drowning occur each day
  • Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional injury death, on a global scale

Action to End Drowning is a nonprofit organization dedicated to minimizing the drowning deaths in America. The nonprofit’s approach is education-centric and device-focused. Their most recent project is working to provide public swimming pools with life saving devices that notify nearby individuals when someone is at risk of drowning.



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Arthur E. Benjamin

Arthur Benjamin Palm Beach Philanthropist & Entrepreneur, recently launched nonprofit: Action to End Drowning.