SPRING, TX - The tragic drowning this past week of Fiona Carrol shocked a community. The 5-year-old was at the Kemah Marina celebrating her birthday with her family when she fell into the water. It's a devastating situation, and serves as a grim reminder. With summer right around the corner and thousands of kids getting ready to hit the pools and beaches, it's critical to remember safety first.
Safety was the main purpose of the Houston Safe Kids Event at MainStreet America in Spring. The event focused on lots of safety tips for parents, including how to prevent drownings, and in this day and age, technology is stepping in to help. The world's first wearable drowning detection system was introduced. The way it works is simple. You put the sensor on your child, and if it sense your child has been submerged in the water for too long, or if someone who can't swim falls into the water, an alert is sent to your smart phone or tablet.
Definitely some smart tools to help take care of those we love the most.