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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 precautions when children are involved. Pool submersions happen quickly. Here are some things to look for at community pools to keep everyone safe and having fun:

This entry was posted in Child Safety & Injury, Personal Injury, Water Safety.