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About 3 weeks ago, the Sacramento Bee published a tragic article about the death by drowning of a 2-year-old child from Carmichael. It is believed that the 2-year-old drowned while staying at a relative’s home in South Natomas. The little girl had been recently staying at the house with her parents. Sacramento Police Department spokesman Sgt. Norm Leong said police received a call shortly after 12:30 p.m. from UC Davis Medical Center regarding the girl’s death. Firefighters had responded to the home, where she was believed to have died from asphyxia due to suffocation (drowning) in the 5-foot-wide Koi Pond in the backyard. Leong said her parents were inside the house, and the police are investigating the incident further. This is a tragic accident and our deepest condolences go out to the parents.
Although this may seem like an isolated incident, accidents like these occur rather frequently within the Sacramento area. Our firm has handled a similar case, providinglegal guidance for a drowning accident. In this case, a young boy died in a rural pond. The pond was so algae-ridden that it looked more like a lawn instead of a pond. It is critical that all bodies of water be maintained and, ideally, fenced properly. We ask that you use caution around bodies of water, no matter how shallow they may be. If you are in need of a lawyer with drowning accident experience, please feel free to contact our offices. We are here for you.
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