Nanuet, NY – Two-Year-Old Drowns in Residential Pool on Tennyson DrNY/NJ Legal News
Nanuet, NY (May 25, 2022) – On Sunday, May 22nd, at about 8:05 p.m., officers from the Clarkstown Police Department were dispatched for reports of a drowning incident involving a 2-year-old child at a residence in Rockland County.
Upon their arrival at the home in the 80th block of Tennyson Drive, officers entered the backyard and discovered that the residents had managed to fish the unresponsive boy from the pool and were performing CPR.
Officers from the Clarkstown Police Department assumed control of the lifesaving efforts, with the aid of an AED, At that time, Nanuet Ambulance and Rockland Paramedics also responded to the home.
The toddler was transported to Montefiore Nyack Hosptial in Nyack where he was pronounced dead.
Police have declined to release the child’s name or say what took place in the moments before the fatal incident.
The Clarkstown Police Detective Bureau is continuing to investigate this incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Liability for Drowning Incidents in New York
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is just one of the numerous federal agencies responsible for monitoring drowning incidents in the United States. Their conclusions have identified some seemingly common causes of many water-based casualties, including those resulting in fatal drownings, the most notable of which include:
- Lack of or inadequate ability to swim
- Lack of or inadequate supervision
- Lack of or improperly maintained personal floatation devices
- Personal health problems
Although a drowning death is certainly the most sinister outcome a day at the pool can produce, there are multiple other types of severe personal injuries that can occur. The ones most commonly seen in New York are:
- Head trauma, including traumatic brain injuries
- Multiple bone fractures and breaks
- Electrocutions/Electrical shock
Deaths by drowning are almost always involuntary. Given the serious outcomes that follow almost all pool-related incidents, it is normal for injured victims or their surviving family members to want justice and compensation.
Depending on the events leading up to the accident, there are various legal actions you can take. Filing a claim of personal injury is the way injured parties typically attempt to recoup their damages. A wrongful death claim may also be a reasonable reaction to a fatal drowning.
It may also be the case, as it occasionally is, that the negligence of more than one person or business contributed to the drowning. The laws in New York that govern drownings on private property are complex, which is why those considering seeking compensation for one are urged to seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer.
Our attorneys work diligently to ensure victims have their legal rights protected so they can move on after an accident. Contact our premises liability lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.