Recent drowning incidents have parents, Henderson firefighters reiterating the importance of pool safety

  • Source: KLAS-TV Channel 8 Las Vegas
  • Published: 04/09/2019 10:58 AM

Recent drowning incidents involving children in the Las Vegas valley has parents and first responders talking about steps that need to be taken to make sure children are kept safe this pool season. In just two days there were two incidents involving children in pools. On Friday, a 1-year-old was found unconscious in a pool near Tropicana and Rainbow. That child survived, but another toddler didn't. One-year-old Liam Martinez died Saturday after falling into a pool near Lake Mead Parkway and Jones Boulevard. "It's terrifying how quickly a drowning can happen," said Lauren Smillie, a Henderson resident. "It takes literally seconds for a child to go under the water and [for] a potential life-threatening event to occur," said Daniel Pentkowski, the president of Henderson Professional Firefighters and the Captain of the Henderson Fire Department.


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