Every year in the United States there are about ten unintentional drowning and water related accident deaths per day, 3,533 per year. Of these deaths, one in five are children age 14 and younger. There are even more nonfatal drowning accidents that can lead to severe brain damage and disabilities. These are some pretty scary statistics. With summer upon us and pool and beach season in full swing, don’t let your children and loved ones become one of these statistics.
Unfortunately for a 7-year-old boy from Miami, it is already too late. While swimming back in April, Calder Sloan died after being electrocuted in his own backyard swimming pool. It is still under investigation whether it was a result of faulty pool lighting that sent charges through the water because the ground cable was not properly functioning. Continue Reading →