Officers continue to investigate the drowning of a one-year old boy who drowned while under the supervision of a Las Vegas Nevada Day Care called Marisela’s Family Day Care on tuesday January 13, 2009 at around 3:15 pm. Another toddler was also rescued from the pool and was recovering in a local hospital.
Jordan Williams, the deceased toddler, was 18 months old according to news reports. Under Nevada laws, licensed day care facilities must follow strict codes for safety. One issue that is being investigated is why no fence was around the pool. According to a Nevada News TV station, the toddlers somehow got out of the home and ended up in the pool.
The owners of the Day Care Facility, Marisela and Ramon Carvejal were licensed and did have the proper permits at the time of the incident, however, the accident remains under criminal investigation.
These sad details only remind us of how important it is for day cares and other facilities being paid to watch over children need to be on alert at all times. These innocent toddlers wandered curiously into the back yard as children often do. They were drawn to the water completely unaware of the danger that lurked below. Day Cares owe a special duty to supervise the children and protect them from known dangers. Something went wrong here and it seems more likely than not, that negligence and maybe even gross negligence, may be at play here for failing to properly supervise the children who fell into the pool.
To date the criminal investigation continues into what really happened.