With the arrival of warm weather, state officials are reminding parents about the risk of childhood drownings.
The Department of Children and Family Services says there were 21 preventable child drownings in the state last year. Nearly half took place in pools, with most of the rest happening in lakes, ponds or rivers. One child drowned in a bathtub.
DCFS has just one word of advice… pay attention at all times whenever a child is in or near the water.