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Fort Myers Toddler Drowns in Pool

Posted by Scot D. Goldberg | Apr 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Lee County Sherriff's Office is conducting an investigation into the apparently accidental drowning of a toddler in the pool of a Fort Myers home. The tragic drowning happened April 18th in a house in the 8900 block of Fordham Street.

It has been reported that the home served as a home day care, and did have a fence around the pool area. Yet somehow the unidentified toddler got around the barrier and fell in to the water. Paramedics on the scene attempted to revive the toddler, but the child died on the way to the hospital.

“This is so sad, and it happens so much, especially here in Florida,” says Fort Myers wrongful death attorney Mike Noone, of Goldberg, Racila, D'Alessandro & Noone, LLC. “Even with a fence or barrier around a pool, we always have to remember to never let a child out of your sight when you're near a swimming pool, spa or outdoor pond.”

This tragic fatality is just one of thousands of infant drowning deaths reported every year, according to statistics from the US Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some facts:

  • Drowning is the leading cause of death for infants and young children between the ages of 1-4
  • An estimated 5,000 children aged 14 and under are hospitalized due to unintentional drowning-related incidents each year, and 15% of those end in fatalities.
  • 20% of those injured in a drowning incident suffer severe, permanent neurological disability
  • 19% of drowning deaths involving children happen in public pools where there are certified lifeguards present.

Florida's hot summer months are just around the corner, and keeping your child safe while in or near the water should be your first priority. As we've seen, a fence is not always adequate in preventing a young child from accidently falling into a swimming pool.

Today, there are new training methods that can teach toddlers to actually rescue themselves, by the way they intuitively react if they fall into the water accidentally. For some interesting developments in training toddlers the proper way to instinctively react if they accidently fall in the water, check out Infant Swimming Resource.

We urge all of you to practice extra caution when your child is anywhere near a swimming pool, filled tub or bucket, or any area containing water, and always keep them in your sight.

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Scot D. Goldberg

Local People. Local Practice. Local Knowledge. Scot Goldberg is a founding partner of the Goldberg Law Firm. See his attorney profile for more information.

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