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According to several news stories, a three year old boy drowned Tuesday afternoon after gaining access to the complex pool. Little is known how the boy got into the fenced area www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/marion_county/Mother_of_drowned_toddler_speaks_out_20090924.

However, a news video clearly shows the pools defects that may have allowed easy access to this innocent toddler found floating in the pool by his mother.

State laws that regulate pools in the state require fences. While a fence did exist at the pool. The question that remains is was this enclosure secure? Investigation will surely follow. Our firm handles pool cases every day and many of which have involved fence enclosures. We have a national reputation for representing victims in situations such as this one.

It should also be noted that state apartment associations generally provide guidance for property owners to prevent accidents such as the one at issue here. If anyone would like more information about what can be done in these situations or about pool safety we can be reached at www.injuryboard.com or feel free to visit our website at www.swimmingpoolaccidentlawyer.com

It has also been determined that some changes have been made to the enclosure to ensure this does not happen again. However, the change comes too little too late.

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  1. Gravatar for Robert

    I think it should be a federal law that every pool have a safety fence and alarm. Most drownings can be prevented with proper adult supervision and those layers of protection.

    Keep an eye on your kids.

    http://www.clean-pool-and-spa.com/swimming-safety.html

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