FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – With Memorial Day Weekend straight ahead, the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition and MedStar are trying to prevent drownings with a public campaign.

The agencies are reminding the community that “2 seconds is too long” not to be watching children in or near water.

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Last year, MedStar responded to 28 drowning calls:

· 61 percent occurred at community and residential pools
· 29 percent of the victims were between 1 and 4 years old

The FWDPC has created this infographic to remind people what can happen in less than two minutes.

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MedStar has co-branded one of its ambulances with the FWDPC logo to bring awareness to the coalition and its mission.

MedStar Drowning Prevention Truck (MedStar)

 

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