A Holiday Inn Express maintenance employee has been credited with saving a toddler from drowning in the hotel pool this weekend.
The man decided to check the busy hotel pool before leaving work, and that’s when he noticed a 2-year-old floating about a foot underwater.
Reports indicate that the boy was limp, almost lifeless, but the man lifted him out of the pool and placed him over his knee to release any water in the boy’s body. The child then opened his eyes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for every child that drowns, another four will need emergency medical attention for near-drowning injuries. The extent of near-drowning injuries can depend on various factors, such as the length of time under water, the temperature of the water, the amount of water aspirated, the type of water and if the victim suffered from any pre-accident medical conditions. Statistics do show that at least one third of survivors will sustain moderate to severe brain injuries including memory loss, learning disabilities and permanent loss of basic functioning.
Near-drowning accidents can be complex cases to handle. These cases might be based on several factors like premises liability, negligence or even product liability. Moreover, there are numerous safety rules and regulations associated with residential swimming pools, water parks, hotel pools and lifeguards. A Hernando County Near-Drowning Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help you understand what to expect from your case. We will consult with safety experts, accident reconstruction experts and medical experts to help you get the answers you deserve. Call us today at 352-666-2121 or contact us online for a free consultation.