Las Vegas, Nevada (June 18, 2019)
A 9-year old boy is in critical condition after almost drowning in an apartment complex’s pool.
The incident occurred on Saturday at around 8 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Cheyenne Avenue. NLVPD indicated that they were on the scene for a routine patrol when someone stopped them to ask for help regarding a possible drowning.
The police officers rushed to the scene and took hold of the young boy, providing CPR until the paramedics showed up. Sources have indicated that the young boy may have been submerged underwater for almost 5 minutes before anyone took note that he was in danger and possibly drowning.
There were multiple individuals at the pool during this time for a party.
Our thoughts are with the young boy and his family at this time as we pray for a full recovery.
Drowning Accidents in Nevada
This incident is very disturbing . In Clark County alone, 77% of drownings occurred in residential pools with 90% of fatal drownings happneing to young children under the age of 5. Children 0-14 years of age are at the highest risk of drowning in any body of water which is why it is so important as a parent or a guardian to keep a keen eye on younger ones when they are swimming.
If your child has sustained physical damages, emotional damages, and/or life-threatening injuries as a result of the negligence of a pool supervisor you need the help of a personal injury attorney on your side. The Cottle Law Firm will work diligently and aggressively to make sure you have the resources you need for your child to recover both physically and mentally. We will build a successful case for you to ensure you gain the compensation you need to accommodate all medical bills, suffering damages, and the emotional toll such an incident can take. Our firm’s Las Vegas personal injury attorneys have obtained over a quarter of a billion dollars in damages for our clients. Our team has decades of experience representing the residents of the state of Nevada regarding personal injuries. Call us today at 702-722-611 so we can discuss your claim.
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