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Toddler’s Death Puts Spotlight on Pool Safety

The parents of a 2-year-old who died after falling into the swimming pool admit they didn’t have a security fence around it, and they hope the little girl’s death will be a wakeup call for other parents, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The toddler slipped through the dog door while her father was on the phone,  her parents say. After doctors at the hospital said the girl was likely brain dead, her parents decided to donate her organs. 

The Times offers a list of safety tips for pools.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.