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February’s Tales of Drowning Deaths and Heroic Rescues

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February’s Tales of Drowning Deaths and Heroic Rescues

Each month, we like to draw attention to some important stories of drowning deaths and heroic rescues. After all, when it comes to water safety, education is key. One of the best ways to prepare for danger is by learning lessons from the stories of others. That’s why, each month, the Life Saver Pool Fence blog looks back at the recent tales of drowning deaths and miraculous rescues.

As you’ll see, when you take the proper precautions, drowning is preventable.

Read on for the tragic drowning deaths and heroic rescues of February.

February’s Tales of Drowning Deaths and Heroic Rescues

Drowning Dog Thankfully Saved

First off, let’s begin with a lighter story. What better way to start than with the rescue of a beloved dog? Here’s the story: an elderly man’s dog escaped from his leash and jumped into the freezing water. Moments later, a woman came by, heard the commotion and, without a second thought, she broke the ice in front of her and swam to the dog’s rescue! Both her and the dog made it back safely!

Now, we do not condone a person diving into icy water after an animal falls through. Instead, it is recommended that you call 9-1-1 first and then wait for firefighters to arrive. Otherwise, that icy water can give a would-be-rescuer a cold shock. That’s an even more dangerous situation for everyone. We’re glad to hear that this story had a happy ending.

Read the full story at this link.

Drowning Can Happen in the Most Unlikely of Places

We often remind our readers to beware of unlikely drowning hazards. In this case, a 10-month-old boy has died after drowning in a puddle of water. The coroner’s office has ruled the death as an accident, but there is still a lesson to learn here. Parents and caregivers cannot take anything for granted. In fact, a tragedy can strike the very moment a parent takes their eyes off of their child. A massive pool of water isn’t required in order for a person to drown. In truth, all that is needed is enough liquid to cover a person’s mouth and nose.

Read the full story at this link.

Toddler Dies After Being Found in Swimming Pool

In the midst of a New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration, tragedy struck. A two-year-old, identified as Carter Lirette, was found floating in an above-ground swimming pool. Sadly, Carter was unresponsive. A local nurse who was on the scene immediately began administering CPR. Soon after, the firefighters arrived. They continued CPR until the boy was transported to the hospital. At the hospital, Lirette was placed on life support. He died soon after.

Drowning happens far more quickly than most people expect. It can also happen when people are not remotely prepared. For this reason, it is important that everyone learn to recognize the signs of someone drowning.

Read the full story at this link.

Two-Year-Old Boy Drowns in Indoor Swimming Pool

In this next tragic tale, a three-year-old boy died after being left unattended at an indoor swimming pool. The victim was accompanied by his six-year-old brother, a five-year-old cousin, and a five-year-old friend. Unfortunately, no adults were on the scene. This is a case in which active supervision by an adult could have helped to prevent this tragedy.

Read the full story at this link.

Clydesdale Horses Rescued from Frozen Lake

Finally, let’s end on a happier note! Here’s a tale of some Clydesdale horses being rescued by dedicated humans! These two magnificent horses escaped from a nearby farm, but unfortunately they ended up falling into a frozen lake. With careful work, the rescue teams were able to chainsaw the ice away to forge a path back to shore. It’s a wonderful story about people and animals working together!

Read the full story and watch the video at this link.

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