Another Florida Toddler Almost Drowns
The Bradenton Herald is reporting that a Palmetto, Florida toddler almost drowned Wednesday evening in yet another near accidental drowning incident. Thankfully, it looks like the child is going to be ok.
The 1-year old child was at home with his mother playing inside while the mother was cooking a meal. Apparently the child was left alone for less than five minutes. The child’s father came home to find a rear sliding glass door partially opened and the child face down in a partially filled bucket in their backyard. Thankfully, the father was able to revive the child and take him to the hospital.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, accidental death is the #1 cause of death of toddlers age 1-4 in the United States at almost 34%. Of these, drowning is the #2 cause of toddler death at 9.35%, which is exceeded only by motor vehicle accident deaths at 10.97%.
It unfortunately takes only a matter of seconds for a child to sneak away and cause himself/herself great bodily harm or death.
We at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A. urge you to take special care while watching your toddler. We pray that neither you or your family ever experience the loss of a child whether it be in a car accident or a drowning accident.
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