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“ I saw Bryson going down in the water and I started screaming. Leonard was inside, and he came out of nowhere and dove into the water without any hesitation, cell phone in his pocket and all.”
“ When my head was going down into the water, and when my head was touching into the water, I got scared,” 6 year old Bryson said. “I felt Pope touching my waist, and then he picked me up, and I came up coughing. I didn’t feel so well.”
“ Pope was the only person at the party who knew how to swim so I don't want to think what would have happened if he weren't there.”
“ He saved my son's life, and I am so thankful that he was there for me and my child.”
Joshua Adweysi, 11, of East Providence, had jumped into the pool with the other children and swum into the deep end.
Lifeguard Regan Jeffrey, 20, said the boy was swimming along the bottom when he seemed to panic and struggle. "The kids started freaking out."
Jeffrey said he dove in and pulled Joshua out of the water. Rogers said the lifeguard performed CPR on the boy, who was taken to Hasbro Children's Hospital.
The children were involved in a summer program run by the city's recreation department. Rogers said there were 61 children at the pool that day, supervised by five staff and two lifeguards.
12 y.o. Boy 'alert' after nearly drowning in Great Falls pool July 23, 2011
A mixture of adults and kids were using the pool at 7:45 p.m. when someone called out about an object under water.
"They jumped into action immediately," Reichelt said, explaining lifeguards are trained in what to do during an emergency. "They whistled three times. They jumped to the bottom of the pool. One called 9-1-1.”
The boy was continuing to receive treatment at Benefis Health System, according to a city of Great Falls news release Monday afternoon.
Great Falls police late Sunday had reported the boy was "alert" but still in intensive care at the hospital's east campus.
"Our lifeguards did start CPR," she said.
Four-year old Yoni Gottesman was a happy, athletic kid from Santa Barbara. In 2005, Yoni went to swim camp at the Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club in Goleta. He never came home.
"He's taken out into the middle of the pool, he's dunked 12 times, very aggressively, as you can see on the video, and then the camp counselor essentially swims away from him," Santa Barbara attorney Leila Noel tells KTLA News.
Family is awarded $2.3 million
in punitive damages.
Total damages in boy's
drowning top $16 million.
The club was unlicensed.
The lifeguards were not
trained in child C.P.R.
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Last June, middle-school teacher Rachelle Friedman was preparing to get married. But then, a friend pushed her into a pool. Playfully. With no malice, Friedman says. She hit the bottom awkwardly, though, and the end result was that she was a quadriplegic.
No pushing people in the pool No throwing in the pool No dunking No chicken fight No alcohol
18.2.1 Where pools exceed 6 feet, 4 inches, a wide contrasting color band extending down from the waterline tile, down across the wall, across the floor, and up the opposing wall to the waterline shall be located at the 5 foot water depth point.
A rope and float line shall be located 1-2 feet on the shallow side of that band.
18.3.1 Depth of water in feet shall be plainly marked on the vertical pool wall at or above the water line
18.3.3 Depth of water in feet shall be plainly marked at the maximum and minimum water depths and at all points of slope change.
Consider putting slides in the shallow end like Hopkins Park (DeKalb) and Sycamore IL Pools. Must meet Consumer Product Safety Commission requirements of 16 CFR 1207.
(e) Lubrication. Swimming pool slides shall either be equipped with a method of lubrication (for example, water) or have a similar coefficient of friction so that the slider has a smooth, continuous slide.
(f)(5) Slide geometry. Swimming pool slide runways shall have a smooth transition section and have geometry such that the path of the center of gravity of the slider is not more than ±10° from the horizontal at the center of gravity's exit off the slide and such that the slider's angle of attack shall be at least +15° when the slider's feet leave the slide.
The best place to look for these regulations is in U.S.A. Diving Safety Training Manual. Manufacturer's recomendations can be used, but if shorter depth is specified, then analysis of risk is necessary. Most of the dimensions are measured from a reference point, called the "plummet" which is the center front end of the diving board, in the position where it will be installed.
For a 1M installation of a 16' diving board, the water depth at plummet must be at least 11.2 feet deep. The water depth 16.4 feet ahead of the plummet must be at least 10.8 feet deep.
This was prepared as a collaborative effort to be used as a preliminary aid for anyone in the Pool Safety field by Chris Newquist.
These are just some the issues. A comprehensive job hazard analysis should be conducted for any pool where someone can get hurt.
This is not an official OSHA publication. Those will be on the OSHA.gov website.
Email [email_address] if you see errors.
I want to thank John Newquist (email@example.com), Alex Newquist, Nancy Mugavero, Lisa Sciolaro, Pamela Huck, and Janet S. for all their assistance in answering questions and providing insight to the many hazards in this sector.
July 4, 2011 Daytona Beach Shores police Sgt. Mike Fowler described as a "sad story on a Fourth of July," occurred at 12:15 p.m. at the Oceanside Inn pool at 1909 South Atlantic Ave.
The boy was with several family members at the pool. A video surveillance recording reviewed by investigators showed there were numerous people in the pool but that the 2 year old child went unnoticed underwater for nine minutes, Fowler said.
Friday started as a day of fun for six year old Keegan Adkins.
“ I was there at the country club pool, turned around, got another seat and he was gone. It happened in a matter of seconds," Keegan's mother said.
Keegan was pulled from the bottom of the pool, was given CPR and was rushed to Kosair Children's Hospital, but died on Saturday.
"You've got to pick out that one person in the crowd that's having trouble, and sometimes, that's very difficult," Barnett, the safety director for the pool service which provides 240 lifeguards for 42 pool in the area said.
Woodhaven Country Club had trained lifeguards on duty in the 75 foot pool at the time of the incident, but the country club's management didn’t say how many lifeguards were working that Friday afternoon.
Barnett says parents and others should also remain attentive. “The concerns of pool safety is everybody's responsibility, not just the lifeguards, it's everybody. When you come through that door, everybody should have a hand in this,“
As of Monday afternoon, authorities hadn't determined how Ryan Detmering of Fort Dodge got into the Lazy River feature at the Cedar River Complex pool. He was found about 2:40 p.m., facedown in 3½ feet of water.
Regulations call for one lifeguard for the 35 swimmers on hand, but the pool had two on duty when the boy was discovered by a 14-year-old lifeguard trainee.
Lifeguards tried to resuscitate the boy, who was declared dead at a local hospital an hour later.