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Girl Drowns in Bountiful Pool

Girl Drowns in Bountiful Pool

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(KSL News) -- A 5-year-old girl drowned Wednesday night at a neighborhood pool party.

Bountiful police say some 20 kids and adults were there and estimate the girl was under the water for only a minute or two.

A rescue helicopter arrived at the scene during efforts to resuscitate the girl, but their efforts failed to save her.

Girl Drowns in Bountiful Pool

Coincidentally, earlier in the day, one of the country's largest safety organizations sent out a warning about drowning dangers. Most pools open around Memorial Day and the group Safe Kids reports drownings increase in summer months by 89 percent.

To stay safe, vigilant supervision is the key deterrent. Assign a designated monitor to know at least one person is watching, and rotate at 15 minute intervals.

Safe Kids offers a downloadable "water watcher card" you can print, even laminate so it's clear who is the water watcher and that person's not doing anything else, other than supervising kids in the pool.

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