The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the risk of drowning is a serious safety hazard for children in the United States today, with as many as two children dying every day as the result of drownings. A majority of these incidents occur in swimming pools.
These hazards hit home this month in Middle Tennessee when a 6-year-old boy was struggling to hold onto his life after a Goodlettsville swimming pool accident. Reports indicate the incident occurred on the afternoon of Friday, July 11.
An article from News Channel 5 states the victim was part of a group of children swimming in the pool as part of a summer camp program. Adults who were supervising the children said they had been in the pool for around five minutes when they noticed the child at the bottom of the pool.
He was pulled to safety and CPR was administered immediately, but the child has been comatose since the accident. Now, the victim’s family is unsure if he will fully recuperate from his injuries.
The Nashville personal injury lawyers with Ponce Law would like to send their thoughts to the victim and his family as he continues to recover from this tragic accident. The firm would also like to remind you to take extra precautions around the pool by:
- Learning to swim or teaching others to swim.
- Always swimming with supervision.
- Taking extra precautions to secure pool areas when not in use.