2 Toddler Drowning Incidents Occur in Coachella Valley

Two toddler drowning incidents occurred in Coachella Valley over the weekend, one of which resulted in a fatality. The first drowning happened Friday evening an an Indio residence in the 81-400 block of Avenida Gaviota.

Police responded to the scene at 5:50 p.m. and found the 2-year-old boy had fallen into a pool. Authorities rushed the child to the hospital. He was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. Police are still investigating the incident. 

The second toddler drowning incident occurred at a home in the 72-600 block of Fred Waring Drive in Palm Desert. Authorities responded to the scene and found a child around 2-3 years old who had fallen into a pool. They revived the child and rushed him to the hospital as a precaution.

Can Toddler Drowning Incidents be Prevented?

According to the CDC, drowning is the lead cause of injury-related deaths for children under age 5 in California. Moreover, toddlers between ages 1 and 3 are the most likely age group of children to drown. Parents and guardians can prevent drownings by ensuring children are supervised at all times. Review these 5 things you might not know about drowning to learn more.

“We’re heartbroken for the family who lost their child in this weekend’s drowning. If you have children, please make sure they are always supervised any time they are near water,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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