6-year-old dies, 2-year-old in critical condition in back-to-back swimming pool drownings

LAS VEGAS (KVVU/Gray News) – A 6-year-old drowned and a 2-year-old is in critical condition after they were found unresponsive in Las Vegas-area swimming pools over the weekend.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to a swimming pool in the Northeast Valley on Saturday afternoon where they found the 6-year-old boy unconscious. The child was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police said the 6-year-old boy’s death was the first child drowning death this year.

The day before, officers responded to a report of another child drowning in a swimming pool. Officers arrived and found a 2-year-old girl unresponsive, and she was taken to hospital where she remains in critical condition.

The investigation into both incidents is ongoing, police said.

Police remind parents to stay alert at swimming pools and say child drownings can be prevented by following the three “Ps” of swimming pool safety:

  • Patrol – Designate an adult to watch children in the water at all times.
  • Protect – Install fences, door alarms, locks and other security measures to create a defensive barrier between your child and the pool. Check them regularly to make sure they are in good working order.
  • Prepare – Create a plan ahead of time by signing your child up for swimming lessons, taking CPR lessons, and having a plan in place to call 911 in case of an emergency.

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