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Teen found in pool on June 6 dies from drowning

Joyce Lupiani

Teen found in pool on June 6 dies from drowning

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jun 10, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police are warning about possible drownings after a 13-year-old teenager was discovered unresponsive in an apartment complex pool on June 6.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a call was received at about 11:11 p.m.

The teenager was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead on June 8.

The apartment complex is located in the 3100 block of South Nellis Boulevard, near East Desert Inn Road.

The Clark County coroner will release the name and exact cause of death.

A teenager with special needs was also found unresponsive in a backyard pool in the 4200 block of Wendy Lane on June 8. That teenager is still in critical condition.

Both incidents were investigated by LVMPD's Abuse/Neglect Detail and determined to be accidental.

In 2012, the detail investigated 28 near drownings and 5 fatal drownings within their jurisdiction. So far this year, they have investigated 9 near drownings and one fatal.

Las Vegas police says everyone should remember the ABC & D's of drowning prevention:

A - Adult Supervision. An adult is always needed to monitor the activities within the pool. Never swim alone.
B - Barriers. Barriers help prevent access and accidental falls into pools.
C - Classes. Take swimming lessons and know how to perform CPR.
D - Devices. Ensure personal floatation devices, life jackets and rescue tools are available and people are trained in their use.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.