A five-year old boy drowned in a swimming pool near Deland Friday evening, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to 2535 Cherangela Court around 7 Friday night and found the boy’s mother performing CPR on the child, according to Volusia Sheriff’s spokesperson Brandon Haught. A brother of the boy said Logan Luff had fallen into the pool. Sheriff’s deputies took over efforts to revive the boy until paramedics arrived at the scene. The child was transported to Florida Hospital Deland where physicians continued to treat the child, but he was pronounced dead later.
Haught says the mother and three children were at the children’s grandmother’s home Friday night, and the mother said she checked the pool after not being able to find the five-year old in the house. After finding the boy at the pool bottom, the mother pulled him out of the pool, started CPR and called for help.
With children out of school over the summer months, and the summer holidays, here are some resources for families related to swimming pool and water safety.
Volusia County Health Department pool safety website:
Florida Department of Health WaterproofFL website:
Water Watcher publication from the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
The Consumer Product Safety Commission also encourages the use of Designated Water Watchers at pools who are advised to:
- Watch children in the pool and never leave them unattended,
- Regularly scan the bottom of the pool,
- Avoid poolside chats and talking on the phone,
- Keep a phone at the pool for emergency use only and know the address of the pool,
- Call 911 if necessary and follow advice to administer CPR.
- Locate and learn to use all pool safety equipment
The City of Daytona Beach is also offering swimming lessons at the Cypress Aquatic Center at Nova Road and George Engram Boulevard. You can register for swim lessons at the pool throughout the summer. Children at least six months old can participate with a parent or adult. The five classes use the Red Cross curriculum and cost a total of $35. For more information, you can call (386) 671-8392.
Click here to visit the City of Daytona Beach website.
Click here to visit the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office web site.
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