SNCDPC to Hold “April Pools Day” Media Event

Will Include Demonstration of Simulated Near Drowning and Rescue

April Pools Day 2012

Henderson first responders simulate the resuscitation of a drowning victim during SNCDPC’s April Pools Day 2012 media event. View more photos.

Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for children less than four years of age in Southern Nevada. 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 water safety and drowning prevention, the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition (SNCDPC) will hold its third annual “April Pools Day” event on April 1. Speakers will provide safety tips during the event and a demonstration of a simulated drowning and rescue will also be performed.

WHAT: April Pools Day Kick Off

WHEN: Monday, April 1 / 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

WHERE: Silver Mesa Recreation Center
4025 Allen Lane (Alexander & Allen)
North Las Vegas, NV 89031

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.

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MEDIA NOTE: PIO Tim Szymanski will be on-site for media coordination and assistance.  He can be reached at (702) 303-2993. Speakers for interviews both in English and Spanish will be available.