Of the approximately 750 children who will drown per year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. In ten percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch them do it, having no idea it is happening.
Drowning does not look like most people expect. Drowning in film and television is inaccurate. There is very little splashing, no waving, and no yelling or calls for help of any kind. Sometimes the most common indication that someone is drowning is that they don’t look like they’re drowning.