This story is gut-wrenching at how easily it could have been avoided.
Four-year-old twin girls have both died after a drowning accident in their backyard pool at 25 Endicott Street in Brockton Saturday morning.
A sad story, and sadder still how common this tragedy is. But this turns my stomach.
The Department of Children and Families has confirmed that they are investigating this tragedy saying concerns over the children’s welfare have been reported. Apparently a report was filed Saturday against one or both of the parents of the home for abuse and neglect.
Neighbors say a similar incident happened in this same pool a couple summers ago when one of the parent’s three children fell into the pool. She was given CPR and taken to the hospital for the night….FOX 25 has been told the pool is unused and sometimes green and murky.
We actually had a drowning in my extended family of a small child who managed to fall into a family member’s pool. Its very sad indeed, but this was a pool that was at least being actively used, and the first incident of this kind I’ve heard of.
These parents got their scare, and they did NOTHING. When we bought our house it had an above-ground pool in the back yard. It wasn’t in great shape, nor was it a very nice pool, but no matter what, here in New England outdoor pool season is generally July and August, with maybe a warm week or two in June an September. That’s hardly worth the work of keeping a pool safe and clean, so I rented a dumpster, chopped it up and had it hauled away (Took maybe 8 hours of solid work all by myself ). The pool in this case appears to be in-ground, which is a bit more difficult to remove, or fill in, but if they weren’t using it, and they already saw how easily a child could drown in it, why didn’t they do that?
I own a LOT of guns, but I’m also a logical man and relized a pool would be the WORST thing for my home.
In 2007, of all children 1 to 4 years old who died from an unintentional injury, almost 30% died from drowning.1 Although drowning rates have slowly declined,1,3 fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 years.
The first is falls, guns aren’t even in the picture.
For even more scariness I was surprised to find out this is a recent story, as eerily similar event happened a few weeks ago Again twin girls, but as far as I can tell this was an actively used pool with a pool cover (not sure what kind of cover was used, but some pool covers can be just as dangerous as the water beneath them).
Horrible stories, the lot of them.