Toddler dead in pool accident

Child’s grandmother in intensive care after trynig to save boy

A two year-old boy died Monday evening and his 68-year-old grandmother remained in intensive care following an apparent accident at a George Town apartment complex pool.

Royal Cayman Islands Police got a report around 5.30pm that a child and an elderly female had been found in the pool at Town and Country Townhouses, located off Smith Road in George Town. Police said both victims were found unconscious and unresponsive.

Police said it appears that the boy got into difficulty in the pool and his grandmother jumped in to assist him. The alarm was raised by the boy’s nine year-old sister who found them in the pool, police said.

Police and paramedics attended and CPR was carried out on both victims. Both were taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital. The child was pronounced dead on arrival and his grandmother has been admitted to intensive care.

Police said all indications are that this was a tragic accident and there would appear to be no suspicious circumstances.

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1 COMMENT

  1. A nightmare. My heart bleeds for the family. Pool safety, toddler watch, swimming lessons, it all can happen so fast and end so very tragically. Even when we think we are prepared, a child can drown in less than a minute!

  2. Please – please when will the Cayman Government bring in minimal safety standards for every pool on this island – its long overdue.
    Why did the Grandmother have to enter into the pool to resuce the child. If there was a simple reach pole with a hook on the end she could have had the child out of the pool in seconds.
    How many more deaths are needed to wake both the Government and every Strata on the island up to simple safety standards.
    What a shame my heart goes out to the family.

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