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Citrus County Deputies Investigating Boy’s Bathtub Drowning

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the drowning of an 11-month-old boy.

The baby died in the bathtub at a home on Glen Acres Terrace in Homosassa.

According to reports, emergency responders were called to the home on Thursday. The boy was transported by air to a local hospital, where he died two days later.

No other details regarding the incident have been released at this time.

3140284252_684e873310_zMore than 43,000 children are hurt in bathtub accidents of some kind each year. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, children under a year old most often drown in bathtubs, buckets or toilets.

The following are CPSC statistics:

  • Children drowning in bathtubs account for almost two-thirds of the 459 reported drowning deaths in the home between the 4-year period between 1996 and 1999.
  • Most bathtub deaths occur when the caregiver is not present with the victim.
  • In at least 29 of the 292 bathtub drowning deaths reported to CPSC between 1996 and 1999, the victims were using bath seats.
  • In 222 of these cases, there was no adult supervision.

Child injuries that result from a bathtub accident, leave the parents and family members of these children devastated. If your child, niece, nephew or grandchild was injured in a bathtub accident, a Citrus County Child Injury Lawyer can help you with your case. We understand the intricacies of bathtub accidents and specialize in child accident drowning injuries. For a free consultation, please call us today at 352-726-0078 or contact us online.

 

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