Clarkstown PD: 2-year-old boy drowns in pool
A 2-year-old boy drowned in a backyard pool on Sunday at a home in Nanuet.
The Clarkstown Police Department says it responded to 82 Tennyson Drive at 8:05 p.m. where family members had removed the child from the pool and were performing CPR.
Responders attempted lifesaving measures and took the child to Nyack Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Further details surrounding the incident were not released.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says drowning is a leading cause of death for ages 1 to 4.
Robert Block is with Life Saver Systems, a business dedicated to safety in and around pools for the last few decades. He says the best way to keep children safe is to always watch them.
He suggests alarm doors to know when your child leaves. Black also says to put an unclimbable fence around your pool and to make sure it has a self-latching gate.
He says it's important to make sure to remove all objects out of the pool because any objects that are left in the pool can be a magnet for a young child to go back into the pool.