Currently, Texas is leading the nation in the number of drowning accidents involving children. Particularly, Harris County is the most frequent location of child related drownings.
A 3 year-old boy recently drowned at a Quality Inn & Suites in Knoxville, TN. He is the third drowning victim at the hotel since 2015. The family of a 7 year-old boy, who drowned in 2017, is currently suing the hotel for negligence. A 4 year-old boy drowned in the same hotel pool in 2015.
A Texas woman died after she fell from a ferry running between Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island on July 24, 2012. While the cause of her death is unknown, this accident emphasizes the risks of maritime transportation.
Summer is upon us, and children will likely seek the fun of a swimming pool throughout the season. But the fear of a child drowning is a fear that has haunted every parent's mind at some point. Luckily, there are some important safety precautions parents can take to prevent such a tragedy from happening.
This year, National Safe Boating Week comes just before summer's unofficial kick off: Memorial Day Weekend. And the three-day weekend often brings with it BBQs, bonfires and boating excursions.