Child Dies After Drowning in Resort Pool
When parents take their kids to a public pool they are already on edge. With so many people, it is easy for a child to get lost in the crowd, and end up drowning. Unfortunately, that terrible tragedy occurred at a resort pool in South Carolina when a four-year-old girl drowned.
At the time of the accident, the girl’s parents were not there, and she was in the care of two other people, The relationship to the little girl is not mentioned. The parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit on the grounds of negligence by the caretakers, and the homeowner’s association. Ther was no lifeguard on duty, there was a failure to maintain the pool and the pool did not have life-saving equipment near.
Just because a child knows how to swim, doesn’t mean they are ready to be less supervised. Especially in public pools make sure there is a lifeguard on duty, there are pool rules clearly displayed and that there is a defibrillator and other life-saving equipment around.
Make sure your child understands the gravity of pool safety and rules, and make sure if you as a parent will not be around when your child is in a pool, that there are qualified people caring and watching out for their safety.
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