Phoenix, AZ (September 13, 2019) – A 5-year-old boy involved in a drowning accident nearly two weeks ago has now died, according to family members.
The boy was pulled from a Phoenix pool by Phoenix and Glendale fire crews around 8:25 p.m. on August 30, near Olive Avenue and 47th Avenue. He was then transported to a local hospital in extremely critical condition. According to authorities, they arrived at the scene and discovered that the boy wasn’t breathing after being pulled from the swimming pool.
The boy’s aunt, Brenda Calvillo, said he was pronounced brain dead on Wednesday but gave no additional details.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Phoenix ranks number one in the nation when it comes to pool ownership. Because of the warm, dry climate in Arizona, many residents have their own pools. Statistically, those who reside close to water or have access to pools are more likely to deal with drowning.
In addition, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among infants and kids of pre-school age. Statistics actually indicate that almost 400 kids under the age of 15 drown across the nation every year. Those affected by drowning accidents can contact a personal injury lawyer, especially when they’ve experienced a drowning accident caused by the negligent actions of other individuals.
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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