Infant Drowns in Community Pool in York Co.
An infant is dead after an accident at a community pool in York County. Emergency crews were called to the pool Sunday, August 6, 2017 after a drowning incident involving a baby girl. She was transported to a local hospital, but was tragically pronounced dead shortly after her arrival.
No word has been given on the exact circumstances surrounding the accident. It is not known whether a life guard was on duty at the time of the incident, or whether the child was supervised at the time of her drowning.
We send our condolences to the family of the baby girl. No family should ever have to face such a tragedy. Losing a life so young is incredibly heartbreaking. We encourage them to reach out to our team of Virginia premises liability lawyers to discuss their legal rights moving forward.
Pools on private properties and in communities owe it to their guests to provide a safe place to swim. Often, this means providing a qualified life guard on duty to keep watch out for incidents like this one. At pools where life guards aren’t on duty, signage usually encourages parents to supervise children and forbids kids younger than 16 from swimming alone.
Premises liability law protects visitors to pools like the one in Sunday’s incident. Guests should be able to expect a reasonable level of safety at such places. If the pool is in disrepair or emergency safety equipment is not provided, the owner could be held liable for their guests’ injuries.
Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers
The attorneys at the Law Firm of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. have experience in wrongful death and brain injury cases. Should you have a loved one or know someone who has suffered an injury in and around water, we are ready to assist you.