• July 06, 2022

Child Drowns in Swimming Pool at Party on Volney Street in La Marque, TX

La Marque, TX — July 4, 2022, a 6-year-old boy died after drowning in a swimming pool during a party at a rented residential property in La Marque.

According to reports the incident happened shortly before 7:00 p.m. at a 3,800-square-foot house on the 800 block of Volney Street. Investigators were unable to determine how the boy ended up in the water as a large party took place around him for the 4th of July. The property owner was not home during the party but reportedly knew the person who rented it.

EMS personnel found the boy unresponsive. He was rushed to a Texas City hospital where he died a short time later.

Police continue to investigate the incident but mention that another child drowned in the same pool in 2014 during a birthday party.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Drowning Accident on Volney St in La Marque

Accidents of this nature are unfortunately far too common and typically fall within premises liability law. Under premises liability, the owner of a property must remove or secure all foreseeable hazards that potentially could harm someone with a right to be there.

In the La Marque accident, it could be argued that a pool open to party guests--including small children--needed some kind of restricted entry. This is particularly true if reports are right that something similar happened before at that property and the same person owned at the time. If anyone should know to take action so history doesn't repeat itself, it's such a person.

All else aside, it's simply heart-wrenching to see a young life cut short. If the law determines his injury was due to a property condition that could or should have been fixed to avoid it, then the property owner may be considered legally responsible for what happened. Taking the proper precautions can save lives, so failing to do so may warrant consequences.

Child Drowns in Swimming Pool at Party on Volney Street in La Marque, TX
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