July 7, 2011
As temperatures push the mercury to the limit, many families seek heat relief by the water. Unfortunately, all too often, basic water safety rules are forgotten, leading thousands to drown every year because of simple mistakes made by others. In one such incident, a Franklin Park, Pennsylvania, toddler drowned in the family pool last Sunday.
CBS-Pittsburgh reports that the child was found unresponsive by emergency crews at her grandfather’s house around 9:30 PM. She was pronounced dead at the local hospital thirty minutes later.
She was the third area child to drown recently, following the drowning deaths of two boys, ages 11 and 8, in separate incidents earlier this summer. All three children drowned while swimming with family or friends. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 750 children die each year as a result of drowning in a pool. But many parents fail to realize that, because drowning is a silent killer, swimmers need constant supervision and attention.
Dr. Chad Nesbit, an ER doctor at Alleghany General Hospital, says, “If your kids are in the pool, you need to be with them all the time. You can’t run into the house just to answer the telephone, or change the laundry from the washer to the dryer.”
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