Often times lessons are learned though another person's tragedy. The news article linked below outlines the tragedy of a 16-month-old who drowned after walking through an open, dismantled alarmed door - the only door that opened directly to the pool - all other pool entries were fenced. Pool barriers can fail when not utilized properly. A multi-layer protection plan is needed when in, on or around water. Follow the Safer 3!
Whether you’re a parent with a backyard pool or an adult who enjoys a day at the beach, drowning prevention and water safety education should always be a priority.
We can end drowning in our lifetime. Public awareness and education focused on young children is the most powerful tool to prevent fatal and non-fatal drowning.