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4-Year-Old Dies in Tragic Swimming Incident

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Phylicia Taylor3 years ago

A 4-year-old girl drowned Sunday while attending a birthday party in La Marque, Texas.

About the Incident

At the time of the incident, there were about 30-40 people on the premises.

According to reports, the young girl wandered away from the supervision of adults, disappearing for approximately 30 minutes. She was found in the swimming pool.  

Though CPR was performed in hopes of reviving the child, she was pronounced dead at Mainland Medical Center in Texas City.

Police currently believe the drowning was an accident and no charges have been filed at this time.

Swimming Accident Statistics

  • According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 390 fatalities are reported each year due to swimming incidents.
  • 76% of submersion fatalities occur in children under the age of five.
  • It is reported that 48% of submersion injuries and 73% of fatalities occur at a place of residence.
  • Drowning is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 and 4.

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