Eighty percent of the 7,000 swimming pool drowning deaths that occur each year happen in backyard spas or pools. This figure does not include the number of swimming pool and spa poisonings, because sometimes owners overuse toxic cleaning chemicals, like chlorine and bromine. This figure also does not include the number of serious swimming pool [...]
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children under four, and for every one fatality, five are treated in hospital emergency rooms for serious injuries. A submerged person develops serious brain damage in about four minutes, and after just six minutes, there is a significant risk of coma and death. These statistics, as [...]
A 10-year-old girl drowned after she apparently fell into a hotel swimming pool in Jacksonville. According to witnesses and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the girl and three caregivers, who were described as “young family members,” visited the pool at the Hilton Garden Inn. After the girl fell in, two children tried to revive her while [...]
Summer fun and hanging out by the pool is here again! Let's make sure it is a safe for everyone. According to Florida law, if you have a pool in the back yard you must have one of these four safety requirements. Either, your pool has to be enclosed, there must be a safety cover, [...]
Drowning is the leading cause of death among kids in Florida. Florida law says your pool has to be enclosed, it must have a safety cover, doors that lead to the pool must have an alarm or a self closing, latch. For more information visit needreed.com. It's like having a lawyer in the family.
Eight out of ten public swimming pools in the Sunshine State are at risk for immediate closure due to public health violations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Safety equipment violations, disinfectant concentration violations, and pool chemical safety violations were the top three categories; there was more than one infraction at 80 [...]
This summer, a three-year-old boy was found dead in Disney World’s Art of Animation Resort Pool after drowning. His family was in and out of the pool when the adults realized they lost sight of the boy. Three lifeguards and his father found him at the bottom of a shallow part of the pool. After [...]
Police have released the name of a drowning victim found in Clearwater recently. The accident happened on the Intracoastal Waterway in Clearwater. The police have identified Alton Rogers, Jr., 65, from Chicago as the victim of the drowning accident. According to the report, witnesses say that Mr. Rogers had jumped off of a boat to [...]