Hotels have a responsibility to guests to ensure the premises is reasonably safe for guests. Failure to do so is a form of premises liability. Swimming pools are a major attraction at any hotel, especially in Florida, so extra care must be given to ensuring it as safe as possible, and that warnings are posted of hazards that aren’t obvious.
According to a recent report from Fox 2 Now, a 12-year-old boy from Florida was killed in a swimming pool accident at a hotel in which his family was staying. He was with his older sister and brother, who is a toddler, in the water at the time of this tragic swimming accident.
Authorities have said the child was swimming when he attempted to see how long he could hold his breath under water. His sister was watching their younger toddler brother at this time. He dived below the surface of the water and was there for around two minutes before his family saw what was occurring and pulled him out of the water. Continue reading →