A 2-year-old child was pulled from a pond Wednesday afternoon in Pasco County and is currently in the hospital.
According to Pasco Fire Rescue, emergency personnel responded to the New Port Richey pond just before 7 p.m.
Fire Rescue performed life-saving efforts on the child, who was transported by helicopter to a Tampa hospital.
Officials did not say how the boy got into the pond or what his current condition is.
Swimming pools are not the only areas where children are at risk for drowning tragedies. As this case shows, children are also at serious risk around lakes, ponds, beaches, bathtubs and other bodies of water. Each year, around 1,000 kids are killed in drowning accidents.
It is so important to make sure that you secure all lakes, ponds and swimming pools when you have a young child nearby. As a parent or guardian, it is an excellent idea for you to take a CPR course geared towards helping infants and toddlers so that you can be proactive in case of an emergency. It is also a good idea to not keep toys near any ponds, pools or lakes near your home. You also want to make sure that children are always supervised when they are near any bodies of water. Our Pasco County Drowning Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton strongly encourage you to enroll your child in a swim course to help them to get a head start.
If you have lost a loved one in a drowning accident, or have a child that has suffered an injury in near drowning accident, we can help you understand if negligence was a factor so that you can file a personal injury or wrongful death claim . Call us today at 727-847-2299 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.