Chandler, AZ (January 24, 2020) – A 20-month-old boy has died after drowning in a backyard pool in Chandler on Friday morning.
According to police officials from the Chandler Police Department, the toddler was discovered in the pool by family members at a home near Warner Road and Dobson Road in Chandler.
Individuals at the scene attempted CPR on the child before the Chandler Fire Department arrived. The child was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition via ambulance but did not survive.
Detective Jason Flam of the Mesa Police Department said that foul play is not suspected but that the accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our condolences and thoughts go out to the family of the deceased victim.
In the areas of both pool ownership and residential drowning accidents, Phoenix ranks number one in the nation. Because those who reside close to water or have access to pools are more likely to experience drowning, Arizona sees several injuries or deaths each year due to drowning incidents. Plus, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among toddlers and preschool-aged children across the county. In fact, data show that nearly 400 children under the age of 15 drown every year in America.
These drowning incidents can mean tragic, unforeseen circumstances for victims and their families. From medical costs to financial difficulties and emotional trauma or even death after a drowning accident, victims and families are left to pick up the pieces in the aftermath. But those affected can contact a personal injury lawyer for help, especially when drowning accidents occur as a result of the negligent actions of others.
ELG Law’s premise liability attorneys have years of experience when it comes to seeking justice for victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.
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