Where do most drownings occur?
"A child can drown within 2-5 minutes."

As fun as water can be it can also be deadly for children. 

Read more: Can you spot the child drowning?

As the summer holidays approach parents and children are going to be spending many days in the pool and at the beach. 

Robert Daniels, Communications officer for the Western Cape Emergency Services speaks about the common causes for child drownings and how parents can prevent it. 

Video via News24live

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