Category: Swimming Pool Accidents

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Going to the pool is a favorite activity for many families during the warm summer months. However, pool outings can quickly become tragic if someone fails to exercise adequate care and caution. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is one of the top causes of death

A New Jersey man died on September 30th, 2018, from a rare brain eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri. He had recently returned from a vacation to Waco, Texas, and may have contracted the deadly parasite from the wave pool at the facility where he stayed. Investigators are collecting water samples

A ten percent spike in toddler drowning deaths shows 420 deaths in 2015 to 462 deaths in 2016. Though toddlers and children can drown in any body of water, no matter how small, the vast majority of these deaths are linked to swimming pools. Improperly fencing and gating a pool

Of the four people who entered the Durham, North Carolina pool just after midnight on June 19th, 2018, only one emerged alive, and police are questioning the survivor in hopes of determining precisely what was responsible for the deaths of the three others. The three bodies were discovered floating in

This Fourth of July weekend will be filled with plenty of backyard parties and get-togethers with family and friends to celebrate Independence Day. While there is much discussion on fireworks safety, it is also critical to be reminded of the danger of swimming pools and possible swimming pool accidents, especially

Summer is just around the corner, and preparations are being made to ready our backyards and swimming pools for extra activity, family reunions and eager children. Sadly, however, some states have already recorded their first fatality of 2014 caused by a swimming pool drowning. The Centers for Disease Controls cites

Next to birth defects that are potentially fatal, drowning leads the list as the number one cause of death among children under the age of five, and includes mishaps such as swimming pool incidents and bathtub incidents. Turning your head away for just one second could mean all the difference