Keeping kids safe near the water

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HOUSTON - The tragic death of 5-year-old Fiona Carrol, known as Kitty, at the Kemah Marina serves as a devastating reminder to keep a watchful eye on our children when they`re near the water.

"Right now it appears to be an accident, so we will perform an autopsy in the next day or two to confirm those findings," explained Sgt. James Heard with the Kemah Police Department.

What can we do to ensure kids safety?

Richard Meador of Wolfies Swim School was saddened by the story, "We`ve got three kids at home and it just tears us up to hear this kind of news. We can`t emphasize and stress it enough that watching your kids around any type of water, whether it`s the pool, or the ocean or a marina, you`ve got to keep your eyes on your children at all times."

At Wolfies Swim School, parents take the extra step of teaching their kids how to swim.

"We want kids to enjoy being in the water and yet they have to be safe, so whether they learn from their parents, they learn from friends or they learn from Wolfies Swim school, it`s very important that they understand the basics how to swim," added Meador.

Nothing can bring Kitty back, but maybe this dreadful event can act as a warning to parents, so heartbreaking stories like this don`t happen again.

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