One of the leading causes of death among infants and young children is drowning. US Consumer Product Safety Commission found out that a child drowns every five days in a children’s pool during summer months. Statistics show that the risk of injury or death in children under the age of 5 increases from 81% to 94% in the summer.
AZCentral reports that there was a 4-year-old Tucson boy that was found at the bottom of the pool. The child got into a closed pool at an apartment complex Sunday at around 5 in the afternoon, and was found at the bottom of the pool, stated by the Tucson fire spokesperson. They performed CPR until the paramedics arrived however he died in the short period of time. It has been reported that the pool has a “closed” sign on pool gate and it was locked, they are wondering how the child got in.
If you have a swimming pool or take your child to one on another property, it is important to be aware of swimming pool liability issues in Arizona. It has been suggested that in order to keep the your child safe around the pool it is important to have adult supervision, proper fencing and have self-locking gates which children cannot pen or climb, and make sure that portable pools are drained and stored after use. It is still important to stay with the child at all times.
If your child has drowned or nearly drowned in an Arizona swimming pool, call our Tuscon child drowning accident attorneys for a free consultation at (602) 457-6222, we may be able to help you.