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BPD: Toddler dies in backyard swimming pool drowning

Posted at 4:52 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 20:10:16-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A two-year-old has died after drowning in a backyard swimming pool at a Northeast Bakersfield home, according to officials.

BPD says on April 16 they where called out to the 100 block of Loma Linda Drive where they found the two-year-old unresponsive. He was rushed to Bakersfield Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A postmortem examination was conducted and the cause of death was drowning and the manner was an accident.

BPD says no charges will be filed.

With summer season approaching here are some tips on pool safety issued by KCSO:

  • Designate adults to watch children when having a swimming party.
  • Never leave children alone or unattended near a swimming pool, even for a second.
  • When supervising a child who is swimming, adults need to always maintain “touch supervision swimming” – meaning the adult can reach out and touch or assist that child at any moment if needed.
  • When supervising a child who is swimming, an adult should never be distracted or engaged in any other activity.