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    41 drowned and it's not even mid July

    When will people understand that when there is water they should always be much more careful and alert than usual?


    Toddler drowns in Laval backyard pool - Montreal - CBC News

    Toddler drowns in Laval backyard pool
    Resuscitation efforts fail to save 2-year-old in suburban Montreal
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    Posted: Jul 8, 2012 7:04 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 8, 2012 8:43 PM ET
    A 2-year-old from Montreal's suburbs was taken to hospital Sunday afternoon, but doctors there could not revive her. A 2-year-old from Montreal's suburbs was taken to hospital Sunday afternoon, but doctors there could not revive her. (Radio-Canada)

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    Improving water safety in Quebec28:56

    A two-year-old girl drowned in a backyard swimming pool Sunday afternoon in Laval, Que., according to CBC's French-language service Radio-Canada.

    Emergency responders arrived at the home in Montreal's suburbs around 2:45 p.m. ET and attempted to resuscitate the toddler before she was taken to Cité de la Santé Hospital.

    Efforts to revive her at the hospital failed.

    It was not immediately known what led to the drowning.

    The girl's death is the 41st drowning this year in Quebec — 12 more than at the same time last year.

    That rise could be explained by warm weather, which "increases the probability of incidents and accidents," Quebec Lifesaving Society director Raynald Hawkins said earlier this week. Hawkins urged people to heed security precautions.

    The previous tragedy occurred Wednesday, when a 16-month-old girl died in the Montreal suburb of Kirkland.

    Following that incident, Quebec Health Minister Yves Bolduc encouraged people to be careful when going in the water.

    "It's true we have more drownings this summer," he said. "It's worrying when you look at it." Bolduc is in favour of children being taught water safety as soon as possible — but he said adults also have to take responsibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poca! View Post
    When will people understand that when there is water they should always be much more careful and alert than usual?


    Toddler drowns in Laval backyard pool - Montreal - CBC News

    Toddler drowns in Laval backyard pool
    Resuscitation efforts fail to save 2-year-old in suburban Montreal
    CBC News
    Posted: Jul 8, 2012 7:04 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 8, 2012 8:43 PM ET
    A 2-year-old from Montreal's suburbs was taken to hospital Sunday afternoon, but doctors there could not revive her. A 2-year-old from Montreal's suburbs was taken to hospital Sunday afternoon, but doctors there could not revive her. (Radio-Canada)

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    Toddler drowns in Kirkland pool

    Improving water safety in Quebec28:56

    A two-year-old girl drowned in a backyard swimming pool Sunday afternoon in Laval, Que., according to CBC's French-language service Radio-Canada.

    Emergency responders arrived at the home in Montreal's suburbs around 2:45 p.m. ET and attempted to resuscitate the toddler before she was taken to Cité de la Santé Hospital.

    Efforts to revive her at the hospital failed.

    It was not immediately known what led to the drowning.

    The girl's death is the 41st drowning this year in Quebec — 12 more than at the same time last year.

    That rise could be explained by warm weather, which "increases the probability of incidents and accidents," Quebec Lifesaving Society director Raynald Hawkins said earlier this week. Hawkins urged people to heed security precautions.

    The previous tragedy occurred Wednesday, when a 16-month-old girl died in the Montreal suburb of Kirkland.

    Following that incident, Quebec Health Minister Yves Bolduc encouraged people to be careful when going in the water.

    "It's true we have more drownings this summer," he said. "It's worrying when you look at it." Bolduc is in favour of children being taught water safety as soon as possible — but he said adults also have to take responsibility.
    I just had a conversation with my mom about being careful around her pool.
    The enemy of my enemy is my friend- Arabic proverb

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    The next town over from me, 2 boys (ages 5 and 3) were found dead in the neighbor's pool. The mother dozed off while they were watching television. When she woke up she couldn't find them. The cops did a search and found them in the neighbors pool. They managed to get out their house and climb the gate to get into the neighbor's yard. SMH - so sad.

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...ved-child.html

    Family member saves boy found in backyard pool
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    Posted: Jul 9, 2012 8:05 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 9, 2012 2:57 PM ET

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    CPR tips6:40

    An 18-month-old boy in Saint-Ephrem-de-Beauce was saved from drowning over the weekend after a family member was able to resuscitate the child.

    The boy was found unconcious in a backyard pool during a family gathering Saturday evening, according to Quebec provincial police.

    Saint-Ephrem-de-Beauce The family member revived the toddler and he was taken to hospital as a precaution. He was later released.

    It's the third incident involving a young child and a backyard pool in Quebec in the past week.

    Two other children died after they were found unconscious in pools in Laval and Kirkland.

    According to the Lifesaving Society, backyard pools are the number one location where children under age five drown.

    There have been 41 drownings in Quebec to date this year, 12 more than in 2011.

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    I'm beginning to think that these people do not care.

    Girl, 2, drowns in Quebec backyard pool - Montreal - CBC News
    Girl, 2, drowns in Quebec backyard pool
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    Posted: Jul 12, 2012 2:50 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 12, 2012 8:16 PM ET
    The girl, 2, drowned in this pool. The girl, 2, drowned in this pool. (Radio-Canada)


    Play iconGirl, 2, dies after falling in backyard poolToddler drowns on South Shore2:26

    Police are investigating the drowning of a two-year-old girl in St-Rémi, Quebec.

    Officers with the Sûreté du Québec were called to a home on Bédard street just after noon on Thursday, where they found the toddler unconscious.

    Rescue workers attempted to resuscitate her on the spot, and then transferred her to hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

    It appears the toddler drowned in an above-ground pool, located in the fenced-in back yard.

    Police say the girl's parents were at home at the time.

    The mother has been treated for shock.

    Thursday's drowning comes four days after an 18-month-old girl suffered the same fate, and a week after a 16-month-old girl died in similar circumstances.

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    Girl, 2, drowns in Quebec backyard pool - Montreal - CBC News
    2-year-old boy drowns in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines pool
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    Posted: Jul 13, 2012 7:12 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 13, 2012 10:51 AM ET
    Terrebonne police said it appears the boy entered the pool during a moment when adults weren't watching. Terrebonne police said it appears the boy entered the pool during a moment when adults weren't watching. (Radio-Canada)



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    A 2-year-old boy drowned in a backyard pool in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines yesterday, the second toddler drowning death in only a few hours.

    Terrebonne Police Cpt. Sylvain Théorêt said the boy was found unconscious in the pool and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

    "These techniques were pursued during transport in ambulance to the St-Jerome hospital centre, but unfortunately, the little boy was deceased around 4:45 p.m.," he said.

    Police are still investigating exactly what happened, but they believe the boy may have waited for a moment when the adults around him weren't looking to slip into the pool.

    Théorêt is reminding parents to forbid their children from going to swimming pools alone.

    "When we have young children we always try to explain to them that they really have to pay attention and wait for parents to be there, don't try to go to the pool," he said.

    Earlier the same afternoon a 2-year-old girl drowned in another backyard pool incident in St-Remi.

    The girl was found unconscious in an above-ground pool in a fenced in backyard.

    François Dufault, the girl's uncle, urged homeowners to think about the safety of their own backyards.

    "Right away, secure your pool or don't buy one," he said.

    Quebec is seeing a spike in backyard pool drownings so far this year, with at least five children dying so far this summer.

    Yesterday's incidents mark the fifth and six child drownings in pools in Quebec this summer to date.

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    Unnu don't have laws requiring pool fences?????

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