Suffolk leaders emphasize pool safety following 3 recent drownings on Long Island

A 7-year-old boy and two adults drowned in backyard pools within 24 hours, according to authorities.

News 12 Staff

Jul 7, 2024, 10:25 AM

Updated 18 days ago

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Suffolk County officials are stressing the importance of pool safety in the aftermath of three drowning cases this week on Long Island.
A 7-year-old boy and two adults drowned in backyard pools within 24 hours, according to authorities. The three incidents took place in East Meadow, Wyandanch and East Northport.
Leaders say there have been 10 drownings in Suffolk County this year. Adults were among some of the victims.
A total of 15 people also drowned in 2023, according to officials.
Authorities encourage residents to learn CPR and warn against allowing unsupervised swimming.
They also recommend that residents with above ground pools remove the ladders when no one is swimming.


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