By John Jensen, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A little girl, believed to be about 3-years-old from Charlotte, North Carolina, is clinging on to life after falling into her family’s in-ground pool. The child was playing with her parents outside in the family’s backyard when in a moment’s time the parents discovered their child was gone. After searching the nearby area, the child’s father found her in the pool, which was almost drained and had only a few feet of water in the pool. The parents performed CPR on the child until rescue units arrived. Once the paramedics arrived they performed CPR on the child until arriving at the hospital. Doctors at the emergency rooms reported they did discover vital signs.
The little girl was listed in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center. If you would like to read more on this story please see Young girl in critical condition after falling into family’s in-ground pool.
This tragic incident has been a wake-up call for neighbors of the little girl and her family. Parents need to always take safety precautions when their children are around water. A key way to prevent your child from sustaining harm or drowning is to maintain constant supervision over your child. Knowing a child’s whereabouts at all times helps prevent him or her from getting into dangerous situations and allows you to act faster in providing help. Of course, accidents or incidents do happen. Parents are not perfect and do their best to keep their children out of harm’s way.