ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W16.711

Jump/div from boat striking water surface causing drown

Diagnosis Code W16.711

ICD-10: W16.711
Short Description: Jump/div from boat striking water surface causing drown
Long Description: Jumping or diving from boat striking water surface causing drowning and submersion
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W16.711

Not Valid for Submission
The code W16.711 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Slipping, tripping, stumbling and falls (W00-W19)
      • Fall, jump or diving into water (W16)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code W16.711 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Drowning(accidental)
      • due to
        • jumping into water from watercraft (involved in accident)
          • without accident to or on watercraft
    • Drowning(accidental)
      • following
        • jump or dive
          • from boat
    • Jumped, jumping
      • from
        • boat (into water) voluntarily, without accident (to or on boat)
          • with
            • drowning or submersion

Information for Patients


People drown when they get too much water in their lungs. You can drown in as little as an inch or two of water. Babies can drown in a sink or bathtub. Preschoolers are most likely to drown in a swimming pool. People who have seizure disorders are also at risk in the water. Drowning can happen quickly and silently.

Drowning precautions should include

  • Fences around pools
  • Supervising children near any body of water, including tubs
  • Not swimming or boating when under the influence of alcohol or sedatives
  • Wearing life jackets when boating
  • Learning CPR

  • Near drowning (Medical Encyclopedia)

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