Officials are urging pool safety… following the drowning of a 2-year-old in Gardner last month.
A young child died after drifting away from a family get-together. The 2-year-old was discovered in a pool. Officials say never leave a child unattended in or near water, learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim, learn how to perform CPR on children and adults and always swim with a friend.
Installing a four-sided fence with a self-closing, self-latching gate around all pools and spas is recommended, and make sure all floats, ball, toys are cleared from the pool or deck due to safety concerns. For more information, visit poolsafety.org.