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.
More 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.