Florida Boy Drowns in Cruise Ship Pool

by Carmen Dellutri on October 28, 2013

Naples accident attorneyAs Cape Coral injury attorneys, we were saddened to learn about the death of a Florida boy traveling aboard a Carnival Cruise ship. The six year-old from Winter Garden drowned in a mid-ship pool on the last day of the trip.

According a CNN report, the boy was swimming with his ten year-old brother when the pool DJ noticed he was struggling. One of the passengers jumped into the pool and pulled him out, but efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

Unfortunately, this type of accident happens all to frequently. Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately 20 percent of the victims are under the age of 14.

The most recent drowning also raises questions regarding whether cruise ship and hotel pools should have lifeguards, particularly with so many people swimming at one time. Earlier this year, a 13 year-old boy drowned at a pool at a Florida Disney Resort. The pool was also unguarded.

For tips on how to keep children safe around pools, we encourage you to check out our previous posts.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Cape Coral drowning accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Cape Coral injury attorneys for a free consultation.

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