Drowning Reported in Volusia County, Florida Hotel Swimming Pool

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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 child was in the care of another relative. Daytona Beach paramedics tried to revive the child after he spent nine minutes underwater, but he could not be saved. Witnesses said that the rescuers did everything they could.
Since parents cannot install fences or pool alarms on a hotel pool, communication and supervision are the most important tools to protect your child from drowning in a hotel pool. Vacations often involve many daily activities, which mean it is easy to get distracted throughout the day. Parents should confirm with each other and other family members who will be responsible for watching the child throughout the day. It is also important to remember that whether or not there is a lifeguard on duty at the hotel pool, they cannot watch your child at every moment; drowning can be quick and quiet. For more information on this topic, see 2-Year-Old Drowns In Volusia Hotel Pool.
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