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An El Paso Child Almost Drowned This Weekend – Don’t Let Yours Be Next

There is nothing prettier than a backyard pool, and, unfortunately for a lot of El Paso children, nothing deadlier.

An east El Paso family went through an ordeal none of us can even imagine – they found their 1 year old daughter face down in their pool in the family’s backyard this weekend.  We’ve all heard statistics – children can drown in as little as a couple of inches of water - and the warnings to never let your child near a pool alone, but we all think it’s not going to happen to us.  Thank goodness the dad in this case was able to get CPR going until emergency crews came along. 

If you have a pool, NOW is the time to make sure no child who can’t swim, even big kids, can get outside and to that pool alone.  “I’ll keep an eye on them,” just isn’t enough.  It’s also a good idea to make sure that the adults in the house know CPR. 

For as little as $50, you can learn CPR.  If you think you don’t have the money to do a class, think about how much money you spend on that pool every summer with chemicals, electricity to heat it, and even just having cookouts so the family can come over and splash around.  It’s $50 worth spending!  Check out El Paso-CPR, and ask for Richard Lane, on how to book a class on CPR.

This video gives you an idea how to perform CPR, but go get certified.  You’ll be glad you did!

A pool is a great thing to have – just treat it with the respect that you would a moving car.  You wouldn’t put your kid in front of a vehicle, so don’t put your child at risk with your swimming pool.

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