Tragic Child Injury: Florida Toddler Drowns in Bucket

by Carmen Dellutri on August 17, 2011

Fort Myers personal injury attorneyWe have previously highlighted the drowning dangers posed by backyard pools and hot tubs. A tragic story from Tampa reminds us that a simple bucket of water can lead to a serious, and in this case fatal, child injury.

As detailed by WFMY News, a one-year-old in Tampa drowned after falling into a bucket filled with only five inches of water. Police stated that the child’s parents only left him alone for a few minutes before finding him upside down in a five-gallon bucket in the garage.

This incident serves as a sobering reminder that it only takes a three-to five inches of water for a toddler to drown.

To prevent a tragic Florida drowning accident, it is also important to take the following precautions:

  • Always keep an eye on small children because it only takes a few minutes for them to fall in and drown.
  • Start teaching kids about water safety at a very young age. Make sure they understand to stay away from water sources.
  • Learn CPR for adults and children so that you will be able to respond immediately in case of an emergency.

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 Florida drowning accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

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


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