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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....

Key Bank v. Delaware North Park Services On June 8, 2001, 5-year-old Suzana Dukic was a guest at the Deer Creek State Park, along with her foster mother and family. The Deer Creek State Park was the location for a weekend...

To v. City of Coeur D'Alene, et. Al. View News Clip (14 MB QT) On or about Thursday, June 21, 2001, seven-year-old Jerry Ly drowned while playing at City Park in Lake Coeur d'Alene. At the time of the incident, there were...

Date: Date of Incident: February 14, 2003 On Friday, February 14, 2003, while the local schools were closed for a teacher’s in-service day, 5-year-old Lucas Shane Terry attended the YMCA of the Shoals “Vacation Day Camp”. There were 23 children in...

Date: Date of Incident: September 17, 2003 On September 17, 2003, 47-year-old John Doe entered the local High School swimming pool at approximately 8:30 p.m. for recreational swimming. John entered the water and began swimming laps along with five (5) other...

Date: Date of Incident: July 17, 1999 On Saturday, July 17, 1999, at approximately 5:20 p.m., John Doe, along with Melvin Smith and Mr. Smith's three (3) grandchildren went to the municipal pond to swim. Prior to 6:00 p.m., Melvin Smith approached...

On Saturday morning, February 15, 2003, at approximately 1:00 AM, 22-year-old David Smith, a resident of the Colony apartments, along with two of his friends (Jason and Reed) decided to take a swim in the apartment’s outdoor swimming pool. Although the...

Three lifeguards on duty fail to see teenager on pool bottom Lifeguard Jones, while situated in the elevated lifeguard stand located at the end of the pool, observed 15-year-old student swimming laps. Some time later, he observed him lying on the...