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Take the “Pool Safely” Pledge this Summer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4. This summer the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is asking children and parents, alike, to take a pledge to “Pool Safely” in an effort to spread awareness around pool safety. Pool Safely is an ongoing… Read more »

7-Year-Old Boy in Florida Electrocuted by Pool Light

A 7-year-old boy from North Miami died after being electrocuted by an improperly wired light in his family’s backyard pool, a Florida news outlet reported. Calder Sloan jumped into the water to race a family friend across the pool — toward the end with the faulty light. His friend exited the pool shortly after jumping in… Read more »

Pool Fun Turns Tragic

A fun day in the sun turned tragic this past Friday. A 9-year-old boy was pulled from an apartment swimming pool when he jumped into the deep end. Emergency workers performed resuscitation at the scene, but the boy was pronounced dead at WakeMed Hospital on Saturday morning. Water activities are fun and enjoyable, but require extra… Read more »

Catastrophe on the Water

A tragic boating accident occurred over the weekend when a speed boat carrying a wedding party crashed into a construction barge Saturday night near the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but the driver of the boat was charged with vehicular manslaughter. Boating law requires safe… Read more »

Water Safety and Infants

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for young children. ISR’s Self-Rescue training helps keep your infant safe because it teaches them water survival skills. Children ages six months to one year learn to roll onto their back and float when water… Read more »