Drowning Accident at Grand Island High School Nearly Killed 10-Year-Old Boy
GRAND ISLAND, NEW YORK (March 12, 2018) – A 10-year-old boy was revived after nearly drowning in a swimming pool at Grand Island High School.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to Grand Island High School around 2:00 p.m. Lifeguards and a bystander began administering CPR and were able to get the boy breathing.
The victim was taken to the Oishei Children’s Hospital in order to receive treatment.
An investigation into the swimming pool accident remains ongoing at this time.
LIABILITY IN PUBLIC POOL DROWNING ACCIDENTS
High Schools have a responsibility to maintain a reasonably safe environment for the students and guests that come to visit. When a high school fails to maintain a reasonably safe environment and this leads to an accident, the school may be liable. In particular, there are numerous sources of potential negligence in swimming pool accidents. Faulty pool gates may allow children to slip into dangerous areas. Lifeguard negligence and poor monitoring may also play a role. Unfortunately, there have been a number of fatal swimming pool drownings involving distracted lifeguards using their cellphones. Any victim of a pool accident or their family may be able to file a claim for damages.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the drowning accident that nearly took the life of a 10-year-old boy. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim’s family as he continues to recover. There needs to be a thorough investigation into the conduct of the lifeguards leading up to this accident. Steps must be taken to help make this pool safer before someone’s child actually dies.
If someone that you love has been involved in a swimming pool accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced swimming pool negligence attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.