Summer is quickly approaching and so far this year, the Orange County Fire Authority has responded to in the Orange County area. This is quite alarming especially since the summer swimming season has not yet begun. Of the 14 calls, four have been fatal.
In the last two weeks, a one year old boy from Aliso Viejo and a 47 year old man from San Juan Capistrano have died from drowning. The one thing these two calls as well as the other 12 have in common is that no one was watching. At a party or a public pool, don’t always think that someone else is watching your child. Lifeguards often times are distracted and can’t always see everyone in the pool! Additionally, just because someone is an adult doesn’t mean that they can swim.
Officials from the OCFA will soon begin a new water safety campaign to provide safety tips for parents. The most important tip is to assign someone to watch your pool during large gatherings, and it goes without saying that children should be monitored at all times.
If someone you know has experienced an pool related drowning or injury in a pool setting, don’t hesitate to call an experienced Orange County accident lawyer or a personal injury attorney that specializes in pool drowning claims. Call us at any time for a free consultation at 1 888 752-7474 for any personal injury needs you may have.