2-year-old girl pulled from pool dies


A 2-year-old girl who was placed on life support after she was pulled from a Connecticut pool has died, Connecticut police report.

The toddler died on Sunday night at Yale New Haven Hospital, pronounced Bridgeport, Connecticut, Police Chief Armando Perez.

The child was discovered from a pool at a Bridgeport home by her mom around 2:30 p.m. on Friday and the mom performed CPR until first responders arrived, police said.
The drowning seemed to have been an accident, Perez pronounced Friday.

The toddler’s death is a sobering sign to relatives and other adults caring for children in the closeness of a pool or other physique of water — even a bathtub — of the risk of drowning.

Drowning is a heading means of death among children, including babies and toddlers. Most tot drownings start in bathtubs and buckets, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Toddlers and older children can drown in pools, ponds, rivers, and lakes. Even one in. of water can lead to a drowning. Children with mental and earthy disabilities, and those with seizure disorders, are generally vulnerable.

Other water reserve measures endorsed by the AAP:

  • Home swimming pools should be surrounded by a blockade that prevents a child from getting to the pool from the house, at slightest a four-foot-high, nonclimbable, four-sided blockade with a self-closing, self-latching gate. 
  • Parents, caregivers, and pool owners should know CPR and keep a write circuitously when children are swimming.
  • Life preservers, life jackets and a shepherd’s limb should be kept at poolside.
  • Keep toys divided from the pool when the pool is not in use.
  • Empty blow-up pools after any use.
  • No tricycles or other roving toys at poolside.
  • No electrical appliances nearby the pool.
  • No diving in a pool that is not low enough.
  • No using on the pool deck.

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