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1997 Water Related Incidents and Fatalities


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53 deaths have resulted from the
141+ water related incidents this year

1/1/97 - 12/31/97

On December 31,1997 the Children's Safety Zone completed a survey of serious water related incidents that have occurred within Maricopa County, Arizona during 1997.

The results are as follows:

Phoenix Fire Department
reported by Tim Simmons
Total Incidents.............77
Fatalities.............18

Tempe Fire Department
reported by Beverly Burns
Total Incidents...............8
Fatalities...............3 (all under 5-years-old)

Rural Metro Fire Department
reported by Mike Todd
Total Incidents...............12
Fatalities...............6

Glendale Fire Department
reported by Sandy Raynor
Total Incidents...............14 (12 children / 2 adults)
Fatalities...............7
(6 were 2-years-old or less)

Mesa Fire Department
reported by Gil Damiani
Total Incidents...............17 (8 children / 9 adults)
Fatalities...............6 (all over 6-years-old)

Maricopa County Sheriff's Department
reported by Arizona Republic
Total Incidents...(Unavailable)
Fatalities...............13

Total Water Related Incident
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Total Incidents...............141+
Fatalities...............53


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