by Long Island Attorney Paul A. Lauto, Esq.
We all know too well of the potential backyard pool dangers to our children, if we do not watch them closely at all times. Unfortunately, many parents believe that if they are at a public pool with a lifeguard "on duty", that they can then be "off duty" when it comes to watching their children.
Recently in the news, is the story of a boy revived by a lifeguard at an East Meadow, NY public pool. Reportedly, at least 5 lifeguards were poolside at the time of the incident, yet by the time the boy was pulled from the pool, he was blue and lifeless without a pulse. Thank God rescue efforts were successful and the boy is expected to make a full recovery.
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