Charleston Child Injury Attorneys want to remind all pool owners and operators of the potential safety hazards that arise every summer in the Low Country. In Darlington, SC a teenager died and another child was injured while swimming in a public pool.
The Children were playing at the Darlington City Pool when lifeguards cleared the pool due to weather-related concerns. After the accident occured, both children were rushed to the Hospital for treatment. Sadly, one teen was declared dead.The other child is still being treated for his injuries.
An estimated 5,000 children, ages 14 and under are hospitalized due to water immersion and drowning-related causes each year. Proper prevention techniques like careful pool maintenance and supervision of one’s children during playtime can help save lives.
Source: The Charleston Post and Courier, “1 dead, 1 Hurt in Pool Accident” May 31st, 2010