The Tenth Annual Drowning Impact Awareness Month campaign helps teach families to reduce the risk of drowning, particularly for children.
Twelve children in Pima County have been involved in water-related incidents so far this year, one ending fatally.
Arizona is continuously ranked as a top four state throughout the U.S. for child drownings, according to representatives with the Drexel Heights Fire District.
Officials say the intense heat and back-to-school distractions make August a particularly high-risk month for drowning incidents.
Governor Jan Brewer and Arizona mayors sign formal proclamations and supporters wear purple ribbons during Drowning Impact Awareness Month.
For more information, visit the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona website at http://www.preventdrownings.org/go/ or the Safe Kids Pima County website at https://www.tmcaz.com/Community/SafeKidsPimaCounty/WaterSafety.
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