Category Archives: Swimming Pool & Aquatic Injuries

Boating / Propeller Accident Reported at Elliott Key – Man Suffers Fatal Personal Injuries

In the State of Florida and off the coast lines of the State of Florida, people enjoy boating and diving. In most instances, boating is enjoyable and fills the day with sunshine and fun. Unfortunately, Florida has its share of boating tragedies, personal injuries, and, yes, deaths. It was reported that a man fell off of a yacht at Elliott Key, Florida and into the propellers. What a tragic and disturbing end to a life which just prior to the incident was spent with friends on a yacht. It was reported by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Related Surf Blamed for Drowning of New Jersey Man North of Flagler Beach Florida

Hurricane season is here and in full effect. In fact, more storms hit Florida than any other state in the nation. September is a very active month for Hurricanes in Florida. These storms can be very dangerous and sometimes deadly. Recently, a man from New Jersey tragically died while swimming in rough surf at the tail-end of Hurricane Irene. 55-year-old James Palmer was at a beach just north of Flagler beach with is wife, daughter and son. Palmer went into the rough surf and his family eventually lost sight of him. An unidentified surfer spotted his body floating in the … Continue reading

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Water Scooter Accident Causes Serious Injuries at Nudist Resort in Osecola County, Florida

A couple sustained personal injuries after a crash involving a water scooter near Cypress Cove Nudist Resort in Osceola County, Florida. According to emergency workers, the couple hit a sea wall while riding the scooter near the resort around 7:45 p.m. Eyewitnesses told authorities they believed the scooter was traveling at a rate near 40 mph when the crash occurred. The couple, a man and a woman, both 62-years-old, were transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center by helicopter. The man had two broken arms, as well as a laceration on his head. The woman was treated and eventually released from … Continue reading

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Drowning of 2 Year Old – Bryce Bostick – in Arlington Swimming Pool (Jacksonville Florida) – Tragic Loss for Family and Community

Two-year-old Bryce Bostick drowned in his family’s pool in the 6300 block of Regiment Drive. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Report, the boy’s older brother went to look for him and found Bryce floating face down in the family’s pool. His brother, a neighbor and the first responding police officer performed CPR before Jacksonville Fire and Rescue arrived and took over. An adult relative of the family was watching the six to eight children that were in the home at the time of the drowning. Bryce’s parents were at work, said the police report. The two-year-old was inside the … Continue reading

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Drinking and River Tubing Leads to Death of 22 Year Old Broward County Man in the Santa Fe River

Florida’s river waterways provide residents and tourists with plentiful opportunities to submerge themselves. River tubing, swimming and other river activities are ways in which North Florida residents can have fun and cool off on a hot summer day. However, these activities have both inherent risks and dangers, including injury or loss of life. In addition, the dangers of river activities are enhanced when alcohol consumption is involved. Sadly, L. Jahi James, 22-years-old drowned in the Santa Fe River while drinking and tubing with friends, according to officials. The Gilchrest County Sheriff’s Office said that he was pronounced dead shortly after … Continue reading

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Important Safety Tips for Kids Playing in or Near Water

Wendy Pomerantz, MD, MS, an emergency room physician at Cincinnati Children’s and one of the coordinators for the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center said that it is important for parents to watch their children closely when children are around water. She said that parents must be cautious anytime there is an accessible standing body of water; ‘Children can drown in even the smallest body of water, including toilets, portable pools, decorative fountains, buckets and bath tubs.’ Although drowning rates have decreased steadily over the past 25 years, drowning continues to be the second leading cause of death for children ages one … Continue reading

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Volusia County Health Department – Get Out Message of Pool Safety and Dangers of Drowning

As a result of the seventh area drowning of a child younger than four-years-old, the Volusia County Health Department has started a campaign to spread awareness about pool safety and the dangers of drowning. Alejandro Guzman, two-years-old was found underwater in a hotel pool at the Oceanside Inn, located at: 1909 S. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores. A surveillance video showed that the toddler was underwater for nine minutes before he was noticed. The Volusia County Health Department has recruited the help form local hotels to spread the message that children need to be supervised at all times around water. … Continue reading

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Drowning Reported in Volusia County, Florida Hotel Swimming Pool

Summer is the time of year when many families travel for vacation especially to Florida destinations like Daytona Beach, Orlando, and Jacksonville. Unfortunately, safety measures such as pool fences and alarms are not always available to protect children when staying at a vacation home or hotel. In Volusia County a two-year-old child tragically drowned at a hotel swimming pool over the holiday weekend. The child was part of an extended group spending the holiday at the Oceanside Inn in Daytona Beach Shores. According to news reports, the parents were on the beach at the time of the incident, and the … Continue reading

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Summer is Full of Dangers, Injuries, and Death for Children in Florida and the Rest of the Nation

Statistics and current events prove that the idle months of summer pose the highest risk of danger to North Florida children’s safety. Drowning and gun accidents are on the top of the list for fatal threats. Fortunately, both instances are preventable and education is the key. According to the Florida Department of Health, Florida reported the highest number of drownings for children under the age of 5 than any other state in the United States. Recent headlines demonstrate this danger; four children nearly drowned in pools from June 16-21 in Palm Beach County. As such, it is a responsible question … Continue reading

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Near Drowning Incident Reported in Daytona Beach, Florida at Hotel

A near drowning incident was recently reported in Daytona Beach, Florida. The victim, a male in his early twenties is reportedly in critical condition after almost drowning in a Florida swimming pool. The victim’s name as not been released, however he is believed to have been visiting from out of town, said Lt. Larry R. Stoney of Daytona Beach Fire. Rescue crews arrived at the 1000 block of S. Atlantic Avenue where they found victim on the pool deck. According to Stoney, the victim, who did not know how to swim, was sitting on the edge of the pool when … Continue reading

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