Summer is here, but how safe are some of the most popular warm-weather activities in Southern California? According to a recent article in ABC News, a San Diego toddler nearly died during a drowning accident at a pool party. According to the California Department of Developmental Services, drowning is “a leading cause of injury-related deaths among children under the age of five” in our state, and near-drowning accidents frequently result in permanent disabilities. How can you keep your children safe when swimming is involved? It’s important to know about water safety, but it’s also essential to know the signs of secondary drowning.
Details of the Recent Drowning Accident
When Lindsay Kujawa took her son Ronin to an outdoor pool party and turned her back “for maybe five seconds,” the toddler fell into the water, according to ABC News and Good Morning America. Kujawa explained that she immediately pulled Ronin out of the water “after about 20 seconds,” and the young boy “seemed unscathed.” Kujawa specifically emphasized that her son hadn’t turned blue and didn’t seem to be choking on water. As a result, she assumed he was just fine and that the tumble into the pool hadn’t caused any injuries.