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Parents Should Keep Close Watch On Kids Near Water

State officials are reminding parents to keep a close watch on their kids when they're near a pool or body of water.  

DCFS Spokeswoman Jenny Florent says all it takes is a few inches of water for a kid to drown, especially younger ones.  

"They lack the coordination and upper body strength to get themselves up which is why even a child can drown in even a very very small amount of water. They just can't get themselves out," said Florent.

Florent says kids should never be left unattended in a pool or bathtub, not even for a few minutes.  She says it's OK to put water wings or other floatation devices on kids when they're in the pool, but parents should not rely on them to keep a kid from drowning. 

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