How to stay safe from hidden danger found in backyard pools

How to stay safe from hidden danger found in backyard pools

PIX 11 News

Karen Cohn of Greenwich, Connecticut has managed to turn her personal tragedy into a crusade to help others after her 6-year-old son drowned in the backyard pool in 2007. He died from a drain entrapment, a hidden danger that she and her family knew nothing about.

Despite being a strong swimmer, the recirculation of water pumping hundreds of pounds of pressure behind the drain was too powerful for Zachary. By the time Karen was able to shut off power to the pool, it was too late.

Unfortunately, pool accidents like this happen all the time. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4. It’s also the second leading cause of accidental death for kids under the age of 14. Black children have four times the risk of drowning compared to white children.

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