Monday, June 15, 2020: SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The American Academy of Pediatrics has warned that drownings could be on the rise this summer. Unfortunately, a 4-year-old girl, Lina Arredondo, has died after drowning in a pool.
The tragic incident happened just before 10 p.m. Sunday at a home on Divide Mount near Southton Road on the city’s Southeast Side.
Police said Lina Arredondo was playing in the small, shallow wading pool alongside the main pool during a family gathering. The parents said they were watching her but looked away for a moment when another child alerted them to Lina, who had gotten into the main pool.
“During this Covid 19 time we need to be even more careful about watching our children around pools and lakes, and be mindful of where our children are at all times,” cautioned Aquatic Litigation specialist attorney Jesse Guerra.
A family member was able to get Lina out of the main pool, but she was already unconscious. She was airlifted to a local hospital. EMS performed CPR on her, but she died at the hospital shortly after arrival. Police are calling this an accidental drowning.
- Never Swim Alone.
- Supervise Children When They’re in the Water.
- Don’t Play Breath-Holding Games.
- Always Wear a Life Vest.
- Don’t Jump in the Water to Save a Friend.
- Enter the Water Feet First.
- Stay Away From Pool Drains.
- Swim with a buddy.
- Only swim when supervised by a water watcher.
- Swim sober.
- Supervise others sober and without distractions, such as reading or talking on or using a cell phone.
If a family member or loved one has been injured or has suffered a wrongful death due to pool or water related incidences, contact an attorney who specializes in these cases to review your legal options. We have at your disposal one of the top attorneys in the nation on pool and pool litigation in the state. In this type of situation where you are injured you may be entitled to compensation for damages, medical treatments, and lost wages due to the incident.
Lawyers at Carabin Shaw help clients get the care and attention they deserve after a serious incident. Our experienced attorneys represent people and families who have suffered catastrophic injuries and tragic wrongful deaths throughout the state of Texas. If a loved one has been injured or worse, contact us today at (800) 862-1260.
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