4-Year-Old Dies in Tragic Swimming Incident
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.
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.