OPP Reminds Parents On Child Safety During Pool Season

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Police are reminding parents to be cautious this summer around pools, as the most common cause of drowning of children between the ages 1-4 years-old occurs in back yard pools.


OXFORD COUNTY - Pool season has officially started in Oxford County. 

The OPP is reminding all parents and caregivers of small children to take certain safety precautions if you have a pool. The most common cause of drowning of children between the ages 1-4 is back yard pools. 

Here are some tips to make sure everyone stays safe this summer:

- Pool owners should erect a 4' high, 4-sided fence with self-closing and latching gates.

- Always stay within sight and reach of young children.

- Learn how to swim or have an experienced swimmer with the child at all times, and someone who is trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

- Sign your children up for swimming lessons.

- Make sure you have the proper emergency equipment available, a phone near the pool to call 911, first aid kit, reach pole and a ring buoy with an attached rope.

A caregiver must be responsible, sober and confident at all times. Let's make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time around the pool or backyard pond this year. You can visit their website for more information.

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