Emergency services responded to a residential complex for reports that a woman has drowned on Saturday, 21 January.
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Emergency services respond to drowning
When crews arrived, it was reported that a woman had been swimming in the pool when she became unresponsive.
Bystanders dragged the woman from the pool and started CPR.
The woman was declared dead despite the best efforts of bystanders and advanced life support paramedics.
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SAFETY TIPS AROUND SWIMMING POOLS
With the prevalence of drowning incidents around swimming pools, Arrive Alive gives the following swimming pool safety tips.
- Active supervision – When infants or toddlers are in or near water, an adult should be within arm’s reach to provide active supervision.
- When children are near water, parents should avoid distractions and give them their undivided attention!
- Even experienced swimmers require adult supervision. Children who are unable to swim should be provided with life jackets.
- Parents should not only supervise but also advise their children about pool safety.
- Running on slick surfaces is dangerous to everyone around. Someone could fall into the pool, accidentally push a smaller child into the water, or slip on the slick pool deck, injuring themselves.
- Avoid drains, filters, and water intakes. Tangled hair or clothing can become entangled in these structures, potentially trapping a child underwater.
- Remove pool toys – do not leave pool toys in the water. While attempting to retrieve a toy, a child may fall into the water.
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