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Tag Archives: Florida Drowning Accidents


What You Need To Know About Residential Swimming Pool Injuries

By Paul Reed |

Eighty percent of the 7,000 swimming pool drowning deaths that occur each year happen in backyard spas or pools. This figure does not include the number of swimming pool and spa poisonings, because sometimes owners overuse toxic cleaning chemicals, like chlorine and bromine. This figure also does not include the number of serious swimming… Read More »


Understanding Swimming Pool Drownings

By Paul Reed |

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children under four, and for every one fatality, five are treated in hospital emergency rooms for serious injuries. A submerged person develops serious brain damage in about four minutes, and after just six minutes, there is a significant risk of coma and death. These statistics,… Read More »

Swimming Pool Drowning In North Florida

By Ryan Reed |

A 10-year-old girl drowned after she apparently fell into a hotel swimming pool in Jacksonville. According to witnesses and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the girl and three caregivers, who were described as “young family members,” visited the pool at the Hilton Garden Inn. After the girl fell in, two children tried to revive her… Read More »

Pool safety is often overlooked by parents. Find out what you need to do to keep your kids safe

By Ryan Reed |

Drowning is the leading cause of death among kids in Florida. Florida law says your pool has to be enclosed, it must have a safety cover,  doors that lead to the pool must have an alarm or a self closing, latch. For more information visit It’s like having a lawyer in the family.

Things To Know While Swimming This Summer

By Ryan Reed |

Eight out of ten public swimming pools in the Sunshine State are at risk for immediate closure due to public health violations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Safety equipment violations, disinfectant concentration violations, and pool chemical safety violations were the top three categories; there was more than one infraction at… Read More »

Florida Man Hits Head After Diving Into Pool, Nearly Drowns

By Ryan Reed |

Accidents can occur anywhere. This proved especially true for a Miramar, Florida man who hit his head at the bottom of the pool and stopped breathing, according to a WSVN 7 News report. Thankfully, a security guard who worked at the community complex administered CPR. When first responders arrived at the scene the man… Read More »

Drowning in Reality

By Ryan Reed |

This summer, a three-year-old boy was found dead in Disney World’s Art of Animation Resort Pool after drowning. His family was in and out of the pool when the adults realized they lost sight of the boy. Three lifeguards and his father found him at the bottom of a shallow part of the pool…. Read More »

Liability for Pool Accidents

By Ryan Reed |

Particularly during the summer months when children are on summer vacation from school, people are excited to go swimming and attend backyard barbeques. Of course, the possibility for accidents involving pools grows with increased pool use. Spinal injuries can occur when people dive into shallow water. People can become electrocuted if the electrical component… Read More »

Drowning Victim in Clearwater Identified

By Ryan Reed |

Police have released the name of a drowning victim found in Clearwater recently. The accident happened on the Intracoastal Waterway in Clearwater. The police have identified Alton Rogers, Jr., 65, from Chicago as the victim of the drowning accident. According to the report, witnesses say that Mr. Rogers had jumped off of a boat… Read More »

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