child drownings

NEAR-DROWNING INCIDENTS INCREASE IN CHILDREN DURING PANDEMIC

By Jose A. Alvarez, County of San Diego Communications Office

August 28, 2020 (San Diego) - An increasing number of San Diego children have had to be rescued from private pools after nearly drowning, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced.


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GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL TO REDUCE CHILD DROWNINGS

 

East County News Service

October 12, 2017 (Sacramento) – Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law Senate Bill 442, which aims to help make residential swimming pools safer.  It requires new safety features for new pools and pools undergoing major repairs or remodeling, a well as disclosure of pool safety problems when a home is sold.

Drowning is currently the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 4 in Califorinia.  Drowning is a silent killer and only takes less than a couple minutes. Hospital records in California show for every fatal pool drowning there are five other near-drowning incidents resulting in hospitalization, with brain injury due to asphyxiation (lack of oxygen to the brain) being the main cause of the hospitalization.


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CHILD SAVED BY GUEST AT BARONA RESORT AFTER FALLING INTO POOL

 
April 27, 2011 (Lakeside) – A five-year-old girl who slipped and fell into the pool at Barona Resort in Lakeside this afternoon has been transported to Children’s Hospital, East County Magazine has learned.

“A guest jumped in, pulled her out and gave her CPR,” a source at Barona who asked not to be named confirmed. “Our EMTs showed up and she was fine, breathing on her own.”


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SWIMMING POOL SAFETY TIPS TO PREVENT CHILD DROWNINGS

 

Local tragedy on Father's Day serves as grim reminder of need for pool safety

 

East County News Service

 

June 22, 2010 (San Diego's East County) - As the Father's Day drowning of an East County child tragically illustrates, pool safety is an important matter for all pool owners and parents to follow. In California, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in toddlers ages one to four. 

 

George e. Lucia Sr., Valley Center Fire Prevention District Captain/Fire Marshal, offersthis advice to prevent child drownings, including pool safety and rescue tips:


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CHILD DROWNING VICTIM IDENTIFIED

 

Tragedy highlights importance of pool safety; drowning is second leading cause of death for children under age 14


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