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Former NBA Star Dies In Swimming Pool Accident

By Brian Chase on July 7, 2015 - No comments

Jackson Vroman AccidentJackson Vroman, a 34-year-old former NBA star and friend of pop star Justin Beiber was found dead in his pool after tripping on stairs, hitting his head and falling into the water.

According to a news report in the Daily Mail, Vroman died at his Los Angeles County home on June 29, 2015.

The Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed drowning as a cause of death.

Officials said Vroman was sitting down, got up to go inside the house, …Read the rest »


Irvine Near-Drowning Leaves Toddler in Serious Condition

By Brian Chase on October 2, 2014 - No comments

A 3-year-old girl was hospitalized in serious condition after she nearly drowned in a community spa in an Irvine townhome complex. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the girl fell into the spa when her father was barbecuing the evening of September 27, 2014. A bystander saw the 3-year-old at the bottom of the spa and pulled her out. An off-duty nurse performed CPR until fire personnel arrived. The girl was “lethargic and vomiting” when they arrived. She was rushed to Hoag Hospital in Irvine where she remains in serious condition.

Our thoughts and prayers are with this young near-drowning victim. We wish her the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. …Read the rest »


Keep Children Safe Near the Swimming Pool this Summer

By Brian Chase on May 17, 2014 - No comments

Swimming Pool AccidentsWith the weather heating up in a hurry in Southern California and Memorial Day just around the corner, it is important for us to take a minute to remind ourselves about swimming pool dangers – especially for young children.

Summers in the Southland mean pool parties, gatherings, swim lessons or just unlimited water play.

However, summer is also the time when …Read the rest »


3-year-old Girl’s Drowning Brings Attention to Swimming Pool Safety

By Brian Chase on July 2, 2013 - No comments

The drowning death of 3-year-old Natalie Bobadilla is a tragic reminder about the importance of pool safety, San Bernardino County fire officials say. According to a news report in The San Bernardino County Sun, the swimming pool accident occurred in the 14000 block of Palmyra way in Adelanto. Natalie was found at the bottom of her family’s pool. The child’s parents tried to administer CPR when paramedics arrived. The girl was transported to an area hospital where she died.

Swimming Pool Accident Statistics

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, at least 15 incidents of water submersions, including four fatal incidents, have occurred just this year in the county. Last year, 55 submersion incidents were reported, with nine leading to death. The majority of the submersions, 37, involved children. Drowning is the number one killer of kids between the ages of 0 and 4 in the state of California. …Read the rest »


6-year-old Boy Nearly Drowns in Irvine Swimming Pool Accident

By Brian Chase on May 15, 2013 - 2 comments

A 6-year-old boy was injured after he nearly drowned in an Irvine swimming pool accident. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Orange County Fire Authority officials responded to a community swimming pool near the intersection of Dovecreek and Royal Oak the afternoon of May 12, 2013.

Witnesses told officials that the boy had been swimming with several other children when someone noticed he was not moving and pulled him out of the water. An off-duty nurse who was nearby began CPR on the boy and was able to get him breathing again before paramedics arrived. The boy was transported to a local hospital for observation. …Read the rest »


One-year-old Girl Dies in Huntington Beach Swimming Pool Accident

By Brian Chase on August 30, 2012 - No comments

Penelope Thomas, a 1-year-old girl, suffered fatal injuries in a swimming pool accident at a Huntington Beach home. According to The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the morning of August 29, 2012 in the 6800 block of Seaway Circle. When emergency personnel arrived, the child was in the pool and was not responsive. The girl was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. It is not clear how the child fell into the pool. Earlier this week, 6-year-old Tony Avina Jr. died after he drowned in the pool of an apartment complex in Fountain Valley. The boy was with family visiting residents of the complex and had been playing with friends in the pool at the time.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members of Penelope Thomas for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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