KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
March 19, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
A toddler is in critical condition after being found non-responsive in a Katy home swimming pool. While home and social distancing, brush up on important pool safety tips.
Toddler Boy Found Non-Responsive
Harris County Sheriff Office deputies responded to call yesterday, March 18 at 1 p.m. to a Katy home at the 24600 block of Malca Manor Drive. A male toddler was found non-responsive in a home swimming pool.
“The boy is being taken to the hospital by Life Flight in critical condition,” reported Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
The home is near the Stone Crest subdivision near Colonial Parkway.
As Katy residents join the nation in social distancing and staying at home, more young children will be near home swimming pools. With parents working from home and monitoring the news it is important to take the time to recall some basic safety tips.
Secure your pool - Install a 4-foot fence around the pool and/or use pool alarms for added precaution.
Keep exterior doors locked - Make sure doors that lead to the pool are locked at all times. Install a double lock and put the key out of reach.
Never leave a child unattended - While working from home, keep young children in the room with you. The television is not a replacement for watching a child.
Know CPR - Have at least one adult in the home knowledgeable in CPR.
Take a moment to make sure everyone, especially younger children are safe from potential dangers. Children ages 1-4 have the highest drowning rates. As the world worries about the coronavirus, don’t overlook other dangers to your family.