Swimming pools have been a part of human life ever since the first pool was invented in the 3rd Millennium BC and further popularized by the Greeks and the Romans. Ever since then, swimming pools have constantly improved and in these modern times, people would now see different types of pools like infinity pools, residential or private pools and commercial pools.
Pools are not just about all the fun and enjoyment that people get from them, people should also think about pool safety because when the safety is compromised, unfortunate things could happen.
Such was the case when a 2-year old girl had died from drowning in a backyard pool in La Palma. The incident is currently the latest drowning and the second case in the first 23 days of the year.
Capt. Steve Concialdi said that the incident happened at about 3:30 pm Friday. The girl was reportedly with her family visiting La Palma went she went missing.
The one who found the poor girl was another older child who says she was underwater in the backyard pool.
The first one to arrive on the scene was the La Palma Police and they had performed CPR on her. The Orange County Fire Authority paramedics arrived next and put her under life support. Unfortunately, she died in the hospital.
The girl is now the second drowning case for this year, just 23 days after New Year and with her death; people now fear that more incidents like this would increase in the days to come.
In 2014, there were about 41 drowning cases and 44 near-drowning experiences and this year, it is expected to surpass that number.
Concialdi said that they get cases like these all year round because of the fact that the Orange County is abundant in pools and beaches. Children in particular are more attracted to the water and are curious about it.
People, especially adults, can prevent incidents like this from happening if they know the ABCs of pool safety. A would stand for adult supervision, B is for barriers, and C is for classes.