Houston Community Pool Drowning Draws Attention to Procedures

The Houston drowning accident of a young girl at a community recreation pool has spark attention to water safety practices in public pools as well as procedures by area lifeguards.

According to police, 11-year-old Kylie Lampson was swimming at the Angleton Recreation Center pool with her mother and three siblings. But despite the false safety provided by the shallow waters near the facility’s slide, the young girl drowned. She was pronounced dead a few days after arriving at an area hospital, authorities said.

According to the family, two lifeguards on duty were among the few people that passed by the young girl, as shown on video obtained by the family.

The tragic drowning accident in Houston has provoked public pools and lifeguards alike to revisit procedures in an effort to boost the safety of patrons, swimmers, and children.

As summer heats up, drowning accidents seem to fill the news more frequently as families and children visit water parks, public pools and enjoy water activities to beat rising temperatures. Despite the fun that takes place surrounding water, lakes, pools, and parks, the facilities themselves as well as the training and procedures in place for employees can sometimes result in serious injuries and even death resulting from drowning accidents like the one that occurred in Houston recently.


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