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Keeping Children Safe At Pools Or The Beach

Published: May 20, 2013 145 4:14 pm

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As summer approaches, CBS Denver provides a series of tips for keeping children safe at pools or the beach. From general water safety tips to beach safety that wouldn’t necessarily apply at the pool, the give a number of reminders of ways to ensure that your children remain safe and have fun in the water. Their first tip is to be aware that drowning can happens quickly and quietly. You shouldn’t assume that you don’t need to watch your child because there is a lifeguard. Under any circumstances, you need to keep an eye on your children whenever they are in or near the water. Have your children take swim lessons. There are lessons that your child can begin to learn even as a toddler. If everyone practices basic water safety, everyone can have fun at the pool or on the beach this summer.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about ten people drown every day on average. Two of these ten are children under the age of 14. Most occur in home swimming pools. Drowning is the number two cause of death in children aged 1-4 behind birth defects, and is the second leading cause of accidental injury death for children aged 1-14 behind car accidents. Some of the most common factors in childhood drowning are lack of swimming ability, lack of supervision, and lack of barriers keeping unsupervised children from getting into the pool. This serves to underline the importance of care and security for people who have a swimming pool at home.

Greg-GoldContact the experienced Denver premise liability attorneys at the Gold Law Firm to discuss your options if you have lost a child in a pool accident. Most parents would agree that the loss of a child is the worst thing that could possibly happen. When that pain and loss is caused by the careless behavior of another person, your family may be entitled to financial compensation. While a Denver pedestrian accident attorney can not return your child to you, they can help hold the responsible party accountable for his or her actions, as well as sending a message that water safety is an extremely important issue. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION during this extremely painful time, call the Gold Law Firm at (303)694-4653.