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Florida leads the nation in drowning deaths for preschoolers

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Florida ranks highest in the nation for drowning deaths of children under the age of four. A grim statistic to consider before heading out to the beach, lake or pool this Memorial Day. Memorial Day is the official start of the summer season and the best time to remind parents of the importance of teaching children about water safety. Florida had the highest drowning rate in the nation for the under four age group with 7.5 per 100,000 population, according…

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