Child Drowns in Amusement Park Pool
A 6-year-old boy died Wednesday July 6, 2011, after striking his head while jumping into a pool at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Pennsylvania. The boy was removed from the water and given CPR by lifeguards. The lifeguards were able to get child breathing on his own, but he remained otherwise unresponsive and died a short while later at a local hospital. The police are investigating the incident, and official cause of death remains unknown.
Amusement Park Accidents
While amusement park accidents are relatively rare, statistics show that the number of child drowning injuries and deaths has jumped in recent years. According to the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):
- In 2006, approximately 8,800 people were injured on amusement park rides.
- An additional 3,100 were hurt on public water slides.
- There was an average of 5,100 pool- or spa-related emergency department treated submersion injuries each year for 2008 through 2010 involving children under 15.
- There were 383 pool- or spa-related fatalities reported per year for 2006 through 2008 involving children under 15.
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