Baby dies after being found in pool

Baby dies after being found in pool

There are 6 comments on the WSVN-TV Miami Beach story from Mar 19, 2007, titled Baby dies after being found in pool. In it, WSVN-TV Miami Beach reports that:

A one-year-old baby died after being found in a backyard pool near Vero Beach. An Indian River County Sheriff's Office spokesman says Laxie Bruce's death appears to be an accident.

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Geeta

Sebastian, FL

#1 Mar 21, 2007
How can a child drown if it was only not being watched for say 5 minutes? The child should have been able to be revived. Something is wrong here. And why would you not want to watch your child when you know you have left the door open so the child can get to it ez?
Julie

West Palm Beach, FL

#2 Mar 21, 2007
God bless little Lexie. My prayers are with her family.
pool builder

United States

#3 Apr 11, 2007
this is total blame of the parents, as a pool builder, 99.9% of our clients with infants and very small children have a baby barrier fence blocking any contact to the pool from a sliding door. this case seemed to be alarms on the doors/sliders to alert the parents that baby or someone was going out side, being the slider was left open.... Parents Fault... this was very irresponsible!!!!
astrid

Athens, AL

#4 Jul 4, 2007
My 2 year old daughter also drowned in our back yard pool b/c my ten year old step brother decided to take her outside without asking me and then he left her out there. The whole situation occured within a matter of 6 to 7 minutes. I just want to let those people know who are sitting there saying it is the parent's fault that I think you guys should obviously take a second look at yourselves and I can guarantee that you all are not anywhere close to perfect and make a thousand mistakes a day that could easily cause something much worse to happen than what actually does, but it just so happens that you are lucky enough that something horrible hasn't happened to you yet. After seeing the way you so disrespectfully and completely cold-heartedly could blame the parents for such a mishap, if I were you I would be extra careful because the Lord may not be granting you such good luck in the future !!!!!!!!!!
Caroline

Boston, MA

#5 Jul 11, 2007
It takes less than 2 minutes and only 2 inches of water to drown. Especially for a 1 year old. Although I do agree, if you have a pool and a one year old CLOSE the door and watch the baby like a hawk.
Geeta wrote:
How can a child drown if it was only not being watched for say 5 minutes? The child should have been able to be revived. Something is wrong here. And why would you not want to watch your child when you know you have left the door open so the child can get to it ez?

“Relax..Accept.. Enjoy !!”

Since: Apr 07

Huntington, WV/Vero Beach, FL

#6 Jul 20, 2007
Geeta wrote:
How can a child drown if it was only not being watched for say 5 minutes? The child should have been able to be revived. Something is wrong here. And why would you not want to watch your child when you know you have left the door open so the child can get to it ez?
Geeta.... as a Paramedic, I can tell you... it ONLY takes a few seconds.
Even in 2" of water....an infant/todler has what we in EMS call a "Charlie Brown head"... meaning as in the cartoon... it is Larger and heavier than a bit older child, or an adult. The neck muscles are weaker, so they cannot LIFT as easy. 3-5 respirations... or inhalations of water is enoughh to fill the tiny capacity, and DROWN an infant/todler.

As far as being revived.... that gets into a complex scenerio of health, time down, salt water vs. fresh (salt water is better !!) and water temperature.

I can assure you that ANY medic would go their FULLEST to revive a child... no question !! It isn't something that is automatic.(I only wish !!) Any child we lose is as if he/she were one of our own... and we carry each one with us.

You saying, "How can a child drown if it was only not being watched for say 5 minutes?" is sacry !! Breathe in 3-5 short times..... THAT is ALL it takes !!

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