March 19, 2012                     

For more information contact Timothy R. Szymanski  702-303-2993

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SNCDPC to Hold “April Pools Day” Media Event

 Will Include Demonstration of Simulated Near Drowning and Rescue

One of the leading reasons of accidental death for children less than four years of age in Southern Nevada is water related incidents that result in drowning. On average, eight children drown each year in Southern Nevada.  With warmer weather comes the use of swimming pools and the potential for water related accidents.  To make the public aware of the dangers and how to prevent drowning, the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition (SNCDPC) will be holding their second annual “April Pools Day” event on March 28.  April Pools Day is April first. Speakers will provide safety tips during the event and a demonstration of a simulated near drowning and rescue will also be performed.  The event is to bring awareness to the community about the dangers of drowning and how it can be prevented.

WHAT:  April Pools Day Kick Off

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 28, 2012 / 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool
250 Green Valley Parkway, Henderson

WHO:  Various Dignitaries & SNCDPC Members

Click here to view an event agenda with names of dignitaries.

WHY:  To bring awareness to the community on how to prevent child drowning in Southern Nevada.


MEDIA NOTE:  Speakers for interviews both in English and Spanish will be available.