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Pool Accident

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When we move from place to place and specifically between buildings, we usually trust and believe that these places and buildings will be safe for us to navigate through like normal people. We usually operate under the assumption, whether or not we’re aware, that if we use the facilities of a certain place properly, then these facilities will serve us as intended. According to these Corpus Christi Premises Liability Lawyers, it’s important that property owners make sure the entirety of their property is well-maintained and functional so people can move in and out safely and easily.

This stood out to me the most recently when I was at the pool with my child. I wasn’t personally swimming – I really don’t enjoy it, the land will do just fine thank you – but my little six-year-old boy was. I was reading and watching him enjoy himself with the other kids there. They were all playing together, trying to do touch the bottom of the pool and see how long they can hold their breath and all the other things kids do when they’re in the pool. While they were doing this, I could see older kids using the diving board at the back. Some would do flips and others would just dive in, the younger ones would just jump as high as the board would help them. The environment was very pleasant, everyone was there to have a good time and was mindful of everyone else.

Things changed for the worst not long after I had really gotten comfortable. A young boy I didn’t know was snorkelling around the pool and had next to no clue where he was in relation to everything else going on. He had eventually roamed over near the diving board and nobody had really paid him any mind. The lifeguards hadn’t said a thing, and I hadn’t really paid attention to this one particular boy and his whereabouts because I was keeping a closer eye on my own son. Suddenly, one of the kids on the diving board took off and landed on the one snorkeling around, not having been warned not to jump or anyone having alerted the snorkeling boy. He landed right on the snorkeler, knocking him unconscious in the water while a few other mothers like myself screamed as soon as they saw the whole thing developing. It only took me a moment to connect the dots when the kid who jumped off the diving board popped his head out of the water looking horrified.

After the mothers screamed, a lifeguard immediately dove in and took care of the situation, and the snorkeling kid woke up fairly quickly, thankfully okay on the surface. I don’t know if he was completely okay later, but in that moment he seemed like he would be okay. However, it was scary to me that the lifeguards could just sit around the pool but be inattentive enough as to let something like that take place.

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