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7 Year Old Brunswick Boy Drowns in Apartment Complex (Glynn Place Apartments)

By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


Spring and Summer weather brings out reports of drownings and near drownings in Southern States like Florida and Georgia. Tragedy took place in Glynn County when a 7 year old boy (Walter Copeland, III) died a Glynn County apartment complex. The incident took place at the Glynn Place Apartments. The boy was later pronounced dead at the Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Georgia. Unfortunately, many apartment complex pools later lifeguards and other adult supervision to insure the safety of children. Whether it is because of funding, finances, or available staff, many pools go unmonitored and unsupervised despite the risk to children. It is well known that swimming pools are attractive nuisances to children. In other words, children often see the fun and sport of a swimming pool more than the risk and danger. Any swimming pool poses a risk of danger to a child. Yes, even the shallow end of the pool. You can read more about this story at Glynn Police Investigating Brunswick Boy’s Drowning.

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