Two teenagers lost their lives this week in separate community pools in Montgomery County, Md. One drowning occurred in Rockville, the other in Glenmont.
A 15-year-old from Rockville ended up losing his life by not being able to swim. According to Washington, D.C. WUSA9 anchor Bruce Johnson, a group of teenagers jumped a fence to a swimming pool before the tragic incident took place.
More details can be viewed in the video.
The other tragic incident involved a 14-year-old which happened on Sunday, Father’s Day. Honore Tamo, originally from Cameroon, was devastated by her daughter’s death. Tamo stated to WUSA9 his daughter was trying to learn how to swim.
"I don't know what to say, I'm feeling very, very bad," says Tamo.
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School is now out, summer is here and the weather is hot. A dip in the pool or relishing the ocean waves at the beach can be refreshing; a way to cool off and have fun, but only if you can swim. Unfortunately much drowning occurs during the summer months, especially for many black children. Encourage your child to swim this summer and learn water safety so more tragedies will not happen. The below article gives information on this growing problem which must be curtailed.