Drowning pool are preventable

Les noyades en piscine sont évitables

MONTREAL – The families who have access to a swimming pool must ensure that security measures are in place to prevent possible drowning, alerted the Montreal children’s Hospital (MCH).

Nothing that last week, two children under the age of 5 have lost their lives as a result of drowning in residential swimming pools.

Friday night, a little girl of 3 years old drowned in a swimming pool of a private residence in Sorel-Tracy, in the Montérégie region.

“In general, these terrible tragedies are due to a door left open, a broken lock, the lack of a fence around the pool or too long of a moment of inattention on the part of the adults that monitor,” said on Friday the institution which reports to the MUHC.

This is why officials of the trauma Center of the CHILDREN’s highlight of the rescue measures to greatly reduce the risk of drowning for children.

In addition, it is recommended that adequate supervision of the children when they are in the pool or nearby.

Drowning is the second leading cause of death by injury in children under 4 years old, has added.

According to the Red Cross, approximately 60 children under the age of 14 years die from drowning each year. Half of the deaths occur in swimming pools, including swimming pools, residential non-or poorly fenced.

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