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2017 Drowning Prevention Report Available
Updated June 7, 2018 10:42 AM
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(UNDATED) - In 2017, 114 people drowned in Indiana, with the largest number of deaths among children up to 12 years old. In all, 29 children died.

These are just a few of the statistics gathered in the "2017 State of Indiana Drowning Prevention Report."

The report was created over the last year as a collaboration between four Indiana agencies, the Department of Natural
Resources, Department of Child Services, Department of Homeland Security and the State Department of Health.

To date, this is the most comprehensive study and compilation of Indiana drowning data available.

The report provides additional data on ages, activities that led to drowning, time of day and other factors that can allow emergency responders to better educate residents and visitors about water safety.

Visit the DNR website to find the printable version of the 2017 Report.

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