Another drowning has been reported in Florida. An 8 year old boy from Casselberry, Florida was swimming with his father in Lake Maitland when the boy began to struggle. The father tried to help the boy but he also began to struggle and almost drown. Both were swimming off of Dog Island. People came to help and pulled both father and son into a boat. Rescue personnel then provided care to the father and son. The boy was later pronounced dead at Florida Hospital – Orlando, Florida.
The untimely death of this 8 year old shows the dangers of swimming in Florida lakes. Accidents and drownings do happen; however, parents and others supervision children should do their best to arrange for reasonable safety precautions when swimming. Swim in shallow water. Swim with a buddy and near a flotation device. Never overestimate your swimming abilities or those of a young child. Furthermore, never underestimate the dangers of swimming in a lake, pond, river, or other large and deep areas of water.
You can read more about this tragic drowning at Boy Drowns Near Dog Island in Lake Maitland, Florida.