1 Dead, 2 Hospitalized in Pool Accident
Details about the Fatal Accident
The 10-year-old girl was reportedly swimming with her two brothers when she went underwater and failed to come back up. Her brothers, ages 9 and 11, were taken to a hospital. However, their condition has not been released.
The children’s mother was standing in the shallow end of the pool with her 3-year-old child when she noticed the older children go underwater. The mother cannot swim, so she called for help.
A bystander and a maintenance worker pulled two of the children out of the water before emergency personnel arrived, but it was too late for the 10-year-old girl. The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office pronounced her dead on the scene.
National Drowning Statistics
The following information has been provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- About 10 people die from unintentional drowning every day.
- About one-fifth of drowning victims are 14 years of age or younger.
- For every child that dies from drowning, five more are hospitalized.
- Drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional death in the U.S.
- Children ages 1 to 4 are most at risk for drowning.
- Most drowning deaths for children ages 1 to 4 occur in a home swimming pool.