Near Drowning Incident, Second In 3 Days

poolU/D: 8:25 p.m. Hatzolah has just responded to a frantic call of a child who nearly drowned in a family pool, and was saved in the nick of time. This is the second such call in just 3 days. Friday afternoon, Hatzolah received a similar call in which a the child was saved after ingesting a large amount of water. A Hatzolah Official has asked TLS to remind our readers the dangers of swimming pools, and to take extra precautions, especially with young children around.

Update  9:15 p.m.: Sources tell TLS that the patient found in the pool today was in fact an adult. He has just been transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center with Medics aboard. TLS-CCP/TLS-08

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17 COMMENTS

  1. I am a life guard for over 10 years now and I am blown away at how many times I go to watch a pool and there is either holes in the fence or no lock on the door at all!!
    And a note to parents don’t take your little ones into the deep end EVEN if you are holding the it is all to common for a parent to have a cramp or R”L other things besides for giving your kids a false sense of security the next time your not there!

  2. Thank you lifeguard! Your point about the deep water and children is very enlightening;something I would not have chapped on my own (I did just that today, took my daughter into the deepend).

  3. Teaching your children to swim is a MUST. Thanks to Shimon, WSI, my children are confident and safe swimmers. A small cost but GREAT investment!! Thanks Shimon!!

  4. Patient is stable but definitely in need of Rachamey Shomayim.
    (First hand report, sorry I can’t give you more details with out consent of family))

  5. Just a few water safety tips t keep you and your family safe this summer;
    -Always allow 30 minutes after eating to let your meal properly digest and avoid the risk of developing a cramp.
    -Keep a life preserver or throw rope near the pool. A struggling swimmer can also put a rescuer in danger. The throw rope/ life preserver can provide the swimmer with a flotation device, while pulling the swimmer to safety.
    -For in-ground pools with deep ends, alway have a safety rope dividing the deep end from the shallow end.
    – As another commenter above stated, learn CPR.
    For more safety tips that can help you and your loved ones enjoy the use of pools safely, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. They provide many great learning tools! Be safe, Enjoy the Summer!

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