Teen pulled from pool in near-drowning at Disney World resort

WKMG Orlando

Lake Buena Vista- A 13-year-old was pulled from a swimming pool after being found unconscious at a Walt Disney World resort.

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CPSC Recalls Two Diving Mask Brands due Laceration Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled two brands of snorkeling masks due to laceration hazards.

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Minnesota ice deaths highest in five years

By Kevin Giles, Star Tribune

This winter could be the state's deadliest on the ice in more than five years, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said Friday.

So far this winter, five people have died and a sixth is missing and presumed drowned. In the 2006-2007 winter season, eight people died in ice-related incidents.

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Dream On Me Recalls Bath Seats Due to Drowning Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Woman dies after sucked into swimming pool drain

Gaza City (Ma'an)--A women died Thursday after being sucked into a swimming pool drain in Gaza City. Sahar al-Yaziji, 25, was pulled into the drain during a swimming lesson at a club in Gaza City.

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Aqua-Leisure Agrees to $650,000 Civil Penalty for Failure to Report Defective Baby Boats

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Washington, D.C.-  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Aqua-Leisure Industries, Inc., of Avon, Mass., has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $650,000. The penalty agreement has been accepted provisionally by a 4-0 vote of the Commission.

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Teaching Adults to Swim

By Sanette Tanaka, Wall Street Journal

Rob Pace is excited to go swimming with his two kids on their upcoming vacation in Palm Beach, Fla. One problem: The 39-year-old never learned to swim.

So twice a week before work, Mr. Pace sneaks out of the house for adult swim lessons at a pool in Manhattan's Financial District. After three weeks, he can now hold his breath under water and glide while kicking for about a lap. He is waiting until his vacation to surprise his kids with his new skills.

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The Dragonfly Story

Excerpted from the eulogy at Abbey Taylor's Celebration of Life Service

Below the surface of a quiet pond lived a colony of water bugs. They were happy, living far from the sun. But they noticed that occasionally, a member of their colony would climb up a lily stalk and disappear from sight, never to return. Where do you suppose she went? wondered a water bug.

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Pool Safety Tips

  • Use the Water Watchdog System to make sure children are always closely supervised in the pool area.

  • Remind kids to stay away from pool and hot tub drains.

  • Never dive into water less than 9 feet deep.

  • Keep gates to the pool area latched.


More water safety tips