Experts stress safety following more drownings in Long Island pools

Four people, including two children, died in the past week in backyard swimming pools.

Kurt Semder

Jul 8, 2024, 10:43 PM

Updated 6 days ago

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Water safety experts, along with Long Island officials, are urging parents and children to practice caution when in or around pools or beaches, especially following a dangerous holiday weekend.
Four people, including two children, died in the past week in backyard swimming pools.
They say teaching kids not to swim alone, assigning a person to watch the water at all times, even choosing a color of bathing suit that is easy to see can make a big difference.
The Town of Oyster Bay teamed up with Catholic Health St. Joseph Hospital Monday for a Summer Pool Safety day. They taught hundreds of kids tips on how to keep safe in the water and what to do if they are in an emergency situation.


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