Water Safety Evening with Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities

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Come on over to Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for a Water Safety Evening with the Norwalk Police Department and their community partners, Fairfield County Safe Kids and the Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities.

The children will learn all about water safety and meet “Stewie the Duck” prior to the family movie night at Shady Beach, hosted by Norwalk Parks & Rec Dept. This week’s feature film is “Paddington.”

The FACTS on Child Drownings…

  • Drowning is the leading cause of accidental deaths for children ages 1-4
  • Most drowning happen in residential pools
  • Most infants under the age of one drown in a toilet, sink, bathtub, or bucket with as little as two inches of water
  • For every child that drowns, four others are hospitalized for near drowning, and as many as three suffer permanent brain damage
  • Nine out of 10 drowning deaths happen when a caregiver is supervising but not paying attention
  • Complete four-sided isolation fencing could prevent 50%-90% of all child related drownings and near drownings