Sean Kingston's Story. What are the most common causes of drowning?. Most Common Causes of Drowning are. Not knowing how to swim Not wearing a life jacket Lack of supervision (an adult watching you) Diving in shallow water Going beyond their swimming ability Getting tired.
The American Red Cross recommends that water be at least 9 feet deep to dive safely.
What are other guidelines that should be followed to stay safe at the beach?
"Every summer, emergency physicians see serious spinal injuries, including quadriplegia, because people dive headfirst into unknown water and strike the bottom.”
Another major cause of neck injuries is bodysurfing. It is caused when the swimmer's head or face strikes the bottom of the ocean. So check for depth and obstructions before diving, then go in feet first the first time; and use caution while bodysurfing, always extending a hand ahead of you.
The factors that contribute to cold exposure or hypothermia:
Each one of these factors increase the likelihood of hypothermia and determine how quickly hypothermia will occur.