The graph below developed by KJ Harmon displays ED visits from 2016 and 2017 that were captured by the NC DETECT “syndrome” for drowning / near drowning.

†Syndrome is based on a combination of keywords and ICD-10-CM codes.
‡Weekly count range starts on a Sunday and ends on a Saturday.

How to Prevent Drownings

  • Drownings rarely look like drownings! Often there is very little splashing, yelling, waving, or alerting someone for help. Learn more about what drowning looks like.
  • For additional information about drowning prevention and statistics, please visit the NC DPH Injury Prevention Branch and CDC websites on drowning.
  • Before you head to the beach this summer, make sure to check out the surf/rip tide forecast.
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