On the Northside of Jacksonville, Florida, twin girls recently died as a result of a drowning incident. The girls lived in a home near a retention pond and wandered into the pond where they both drowned. CPR was attempted on the girls to no avail. The girls were later pronounced dead at Shands Jacksonville Hospital.
This story shows the importance of supervision and barriers / fencing for homes near bodies of water including but not limited to retention ponds. Unfortunately, children do not understand or appreciate the dangers of water. Furthermore, children lack the judgment regarding their swimming abilities and the depth of waterways.
You can read more about this story at Twins Drown in Jacksonville, Florida in a Retention Pond.