Case Studies

A 6-year-old child drowned at a community swimming pool with 4 Lifeguards on duty. The child had been left unattended for several minutes in the shallow end of the pool while her guardian was in the locker room with another...

A 33-year-old military man drowned in a community swimming pool during a family retreat sponsored by the Navy. While his wife and children were preparing lunch, the man was seen swimming laps underwater in the pool while the two Lifeguards...

A 6-year-old child drowned at a community swimming lake run by the city Parks and Recreation Department with 8 Lifeguards on duty. Two unattended Asian-speaking 6-year-old children had been left at the lake by their father. Both children were playing at...

An 11-month-old child, under the supervision of her mother and grandmother, wandered away from her apartment and fell into the apartment complex swimming pool. Several minutes later, the grandmother found her in the pool, removed her and administered CPR until...

A 23-year-old Canadian woman broke her neck when she dove into the shallow section of swimming pool at a resort in Jamaica. When she hit the bottom and floated to the surface, she was able to turn herself over onto...

A 7-year-old child drowned in a community swimming pool operated by the Parks and Recreation Department with two Lifeguards on duty. The child was last seen diving off the diving board when he began to choke and struggle in the...

A 48-year-old man drowned in the deep end of his apartment complex pool. Two Lifeguards were on duty at the time. Neither Lifeguard was in the elevated Lifeguard stands, but rather, were sitting at the table in the shallow end...

On June 10, 1997, a 5-year-old child drowned at the swimming pool owned and operated by the City of Nitro, West Virginia. The child came into distress and subsequently suffered the physical and neurological trauma associated with a near-drowning as...

An adult male drowned in this apartment complex swimming pool in the presence of other patrons. There was no lifeline separating the deep end from the shallow end. The man crossed over the transition point and lost his footing because...

A 15-year-old female drowned in a resort swimming pool when she went swimming unattended. No Lifeguard was on duty, but signs clearly indicated such. Her body was found by maintenance personnel while they were walking through the facility. CPR was...

13-year-old child drowns during a High School Physical Education Swim Class After 30 minutes of instruction, the physical education class was given 10 minutes of recreation swim time which was supervised by the Physical Education teacher. At the conclusion of the...

Responding Police, Fire and Rescue Agency personnel fail to initiate rescue efforts. During the early morning of May 3, 1998, at approximately 12:15 AM,, 2 college students entered the lake located on their college campus while other friends looked on. The...

On August 22, 1996, Mary Ann King and Lauren Walker took their three children to Lake Cheshire to have a picnic and to go swimming. The children were instructed to stay within the "swimming area" in water roughly to their...

On June 8, 2001, 11-year-old Bridgette Evans attended an end-of-the-year picnic for the 5th grade of her elementary school at the local YMCA. Approximately 100 students attended, along with 5 teachers and 5 parent/chaperones. The YMCA has an outdoor swimming pool that is L-shaped...

Egbert, et al. vs. Tuscany Townhomes, et al. On or about Wednesday, October 3, 2001, 2-year-old Kaleb Egbert wandered away from his mother, Amber Egbert, while walking behind the Tuscany Townhomes. Mrs. Egbert had been supervising Kaleb and another child and...

EDWIN & PAULA RODAS AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ESTATE OF JAVIER RODAS GARRIDO V. DOC INVESTORS, LLC. ET. AL. On Sunday, June 17, 2001, Javier A. Rodas Garrido had been a guest at a party at the Villages at Deerwood...

Estate of Christopher Branch v. YMCA of Greater Louisville 6-year-old Christopher Branch was enrolled in an evening Pizza Pool Party at the YMCA of Greater Louisville on July 13, 1996. Two lifeguards were on duty at the time of the incident....