3-year old drowns in pool at Seasons at Cypress Station Apartments in Spring

Channel 2 News is reporting that a 3-year old boy drowned in a swimming pool at the Seasons at Cypress Station Apartments in Spring, Texas. The boy was pulled from the pool at around 9:00pm on Wednesday June 8, 2011. He was rushed to Houston Northwest Medical Center where he died. ABC Channel 13 Eyewitness News also reported on the same story, however in their report the boy is listed as being 4-years old, and the circumstances of the drowning are reported to be that there was a party being held in the pool area and the boy fell into the pool but nobody noticed him fall.

According to the YMCA Water Wise program, a child can become submerged within 10 seconds and lose consciousness within two minutes. It takes just four to six minutes for a child to suffer permanent brain damage. There have been 5 other drownings in Harris County this year. Photographs on the web site for Seasons at Cypress Station show a large swimming pool surrounded by a tall metal fence, however it was not reported how the child gained access to the pool area. Here is a link to an informational video on the YMCA Water Wise Program.