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The family of a 13-year-old boy who drowned in the swimming pool while at an academic camp last summer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university, a camp counselor and two lifeguards.
Investigators originally thought the teen hit his head while diving into the pool, but a surveillance video showed he entered the shallow end of the pool, then became distressed and drowned in the deep end. Reportedly, the boy lay at the bottom of the pool for more than 10 minutes unnoticed by two lifeguards. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The suit alleges that the university provided unsafe and used improper resuscitation techniques; failed to provide qualified and capable lifeguards; failed to have an appropriate emergency action plan; failed to provide adequate rescue equipment; failed to follow prompt rescue procedures; and failed to provide enough elevated chairs for lifeguards that would have offered unobstructed views of the pool. Additionally, the lawsuit contends that depth markers and a safety line were not provided or were not placed properly at the pool, and various state administrative regulations covering safety standards and practices were not followed. The plaintiff’s attorney said the surveillance video also proves one lifeguard was distracted on her computer and phone at the time of the accident.
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If you have lost a loved one in a drowning accident resulting from someone else’s negligence, contact the lawsuit funding professionals at Lawsuit Financial for a free consultation. With our quick application process and case documentation from your attorney, you could receive approval and funding to help with your financial difficulties within 24 – 48 hours.