Dr. Sonny Saggar visits KPLR 11 News at Noon to debunk the most common myths about this danger.
1. Myth: Good swimmers don't drown.
2. Myth: Dry or secondary drownings are not real.
3. Myth: People who are drowning scream and flail about.
4. Myth: Electric shocks are often a cause of drowning.
5. Myth: Children drown more often than adults.
6. Myth: Drowning is always fatal.
7. Myth: "Floaties'' -- those blow-up devices that wrap around a child's arms -- can protect young children who don't swim well.
8. Myth: Women drown more often than men.