Near Drownings can be prevented by childproofing your swimming pool, and this is an issue that every homeowner that has a swimming pool needs to address. This past weekend there were two near-drowning incidents in Orange County that left both toddlers in critical condition.
Two Orange County Toddlers Critically Injured In Near Drownings
On Saturday at about 6:15 pm, a 20-month-old boy in Tustin wandered out to his backyard and was found by his sister floating in the backyard pool. Later, at about 6:45 pm a 17-month-old girl in Placentia was found floating in a swimming pool during a family gathering. Both toddlers were rushed to the hospital by paramedics in critical condition.
In 2014, Orange County first-responders received 85 drowning calls, 41 of which were fatal. Almost a 50% fatal drowning rate. Orange County is one of the leading counties in the U.S. in terms of drowning incidents because of the great weather that we have year-round. A lot of near-drownings occur at the end of the day when parents are busy doing other things around the house. Drowning incidents are common but preventable. Children are curious and have a natural tendency to play in the water, but they don’t understand the consequences. An effective way to protect your children from these types of tragic accidents is to install a pool fence around your backyard pools.
News source: NBCLosAngeles.com
Contact AllSafe Pool Fence and Pool Covers for FREE pool safety advice on how to childproof your swimming pool and prevent these tragic incidents from happening. We have an entire line of pool safety products and would love the opportunity to share our experience and educate you on how we can help homeowners to be proactive when it comes to pool safety.