North Wildwood, NJ – Five-Year-Old Stable After Near-Drowning at Motel Pool on John F. Kennedy Beach Dr

North Wildwood, NJ – Five-Year-Old Stable After Near-Drowning at Motel Pool on John F. Kennedy Beach Dr

North Wildwood, NJ (September 29, 2022) – A five-year-old girl is listed in stable condition on Monday after almost drowning on Thursday, September 22nd at the Roman Holiday Resort motel swimming pool in North Wildwood. 

The girl and her family were staying at the motel located on John F. Kennedy Beach Drive when she was found unresponsive in the pool by another guest. 

The man pulled the child out of the water and onlookers began revival efforts. T 

Upon arrival, firefighters took over administering CPR and performing additional lifesaving measures. The girl was then med-flighted to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her condition remains unchanged as of Monday night. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Pool-Related Accidents in New Jersey

North Wildwood, NJ - Five-Year-Old Stable After Near-Drowning at Motel Pool on John F. Kennedy Beach Dr

When taking into account the severe consequences of almost any pool-related incident, it is understandable that injured victims or their surviving relatives want both justice and compensation. While death by drowning is certainly the direst ending a day at the pool can have, there are many other kinds of serious personal injuries that can happen. 

The ones most commonly seen in New Jersey include:

  • Head trauma/Traumatic brain injuries
  • Multiple bone breaks and fractures
  • Electrical shock/Electrocutions

Based on the circumstances surrounding the incident, there are numerous legal actions one could take. Bringing a personal injury claim is the way injured parties usually try to recoup their losses. Bringing a wrongful death claim might also be a prudent response to a fatal drowning. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is just one of many federal agencies tasked with tracking drowning accidents in the United States. Their findings have highlighted some apparently common causes of many water-based deaths, including those resulting in fatalities, the most notable of which are:

  • Lack of or inadequate swimming ability 
  • Lack of, inadequate, or improperly trained supervision
  • Intoxication
  • Lack of or poorly maintained personal floatation devices
  • Individual health issues

It may also be the case, as it sometimes is, that the negligence of more than one entity or person contributed to the drowning. The laws that govern drowning deaths in New Jersey are complicated, which is why those considering seeking compensation for one are urged to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney.

Our lawyers work tirelessly to make sure that victims and their surviving family members have their legal rights defended so they can move on after a serious or fatal accident. Contact our New Jersey premises liability attorneys 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.