A child has been hospitalized after what appears to be a near-drowning incident. The incident occurred in a pool at an Orange County, Florida, home on the 1800 block of Hites Court. Few details were released in the initial report of the drowning incident. For more information read Child hospitalized after near-drowning incident in an Orange County, Florida, home.
As spring and summer approach, water-related accidents will increase. If you have a pool at your home make sure your child’s access to the pool is restricted: lock screen doors and surround the pool with a fence or other protective barrier. Also, children should not be permitted to swim if they are fatigued. Another key method to preventing child drownings is to maintain constant and direct supervision on the child while he or she swimming.