• May 22, 2017

5-year-old Killed in Temple, TX, Drowning Accident off Twin Oaks

Temple, TX -- May 19, 2017, a 5-year-old boy was killed due to an accident where he drowned in an apartment complex pool.

Emergency rescue teams were called to the scene of the accident, The Retreat at Western Hills Apartments located off Twin Oaks Drive, at around 9:00 p.m.

Temple emergency departments reported that the child was found in the pool unresponsive. Life-saving efforts were given at the scene,but they proved unsuccessful. He was pronounced deceased due to drowning.

At this time, the exact factors surrounding the accident are unclear. No further information has been released.

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Commentary

This is such a tragic accident, and it never gets easier reading about them. There needs to be a thorough and extensive investigation to determine exactly how this accident could have been avoided and why exactly it wasn't. Were there safety measures in place to prevent this from happening? If so, why didn't they work? Have there been similar incidents in the past? How were they addressed?

There are so many possible factors at work here, and no moment or effort can be spared in getting to the bottom of what happened. The least the family deserves is the full story of what occurred. Even that small bit of closure can be a welcome relief during such a time of tragedy.

--Grossman Law Offices

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