On May 17, 2011 another child drowns in Las Vegas pool due to neglect and poor safety measures. For the 150,000+ pool owners in Las Vegas, you may want to consider a another layer of protection along with pool fences, flotation devices, CPR Training, pool covers, etc. for your children and pets .
Jeffrey N. Weiss, M.D. is the inventor of Aqua Alert. Weiss has created a device that sets off an alarm upon getting wet. In those crucial moments when a child falls into a pool a victim has only a few seconds before exhaustion sets in.
* Water Activated Alarm
* 110 db can be heard from over 150 feet away
* Shake band to disengage the alarm
* Early detection of drowning children
* Portable and Compact; great for pools, boating, lakes, or visiting homes with pools or bodies of water
Loud Alarm Can Be Heard 100 Feet Away
The Aqua Alert features a loud, piercing alarm that can be heard up to a hundred feet away. It emits sound at about 110dB, which is similar to the sound of a smoke detector. This alarm is activated when the device falls into a body of water, and the water completes a circuit. With your child wearing the Aqua Alert, you’ll have the warning needed to prevent a drowning or near drowning accident.
*Note: The Aqua Alert is not a floatation device; when any child is near water, parental vigilance and supervision is always required.
Secure, Locking Attachment
The Aqua Alert was designed to fit the wrists of all children from toddlers to teens. It features a locking attachment, and it fits snuggly even on small children so you won’t have to worry about it unknowingly slipping off.
In the U.S., drowning is the second leading cause of injury & death of infants & children younger than 15. No family should have to suffer the unimaginable anguish and grief of a drowning accident that could have been prevented.
A portion of Aqua Alert’s sales are donated to Justin’s Club. Justin’s Club is a Non-Profit (501C3) Corporation established to help prevent childhood drowning and near-drowning incidents, providing treatment for children whose families cannot afford treatment costs, and for research through non-profit fundraising.
**********************************Coroner identifies toddler in North Las Vegas pool drowning
A toddler who apparently drowned in a North Las Vegas backyard swimming pool Monday has been identified as Steve Medrano, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
The boy, who police said was 23 months old, died after being taken to North Vista Hospital. The coroner has not ruled on his official cause and manner of death.Officers responded to the call about 10:20 a.m. in the 2900 block of Bassler Street, near Cheyenne Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.Police said the child was under the care of a family member who lived in the home. After losing sight of the toddler, the family member checked the backyard and found the boy unresponsive in the swimming pool.Police said a family member began screaming for help outside, prompting neighbors to respond and to administer CPR to the boy.No charges have been filed, police said. This is the first child drowning in North Las Vegas this year.