We have 2 yr old twin grandchildren.
You gotta be on watch every minute.
The son of famed comedian Lou Costello died that way. Tragic, and the repercussions go on in the family for the rest of their lives.
Long enough it seems.
Some of my neighbor’s have pools. They told me in order to get home owner’s insurance, they had to first put up a six foot fence around the pool and it had to be secured with a lock. I guess it prevents tragedies like this and if neighbor kid’s decide to swim (and the owner doesn’t know about it).
When I was a kid there were stories like this seemingly every week during the summer (that and kids suffocating in junked refrigerators during games of hide and seek before they stopped building them with latches). People are more careful these days but tragedies are still going to occur. It only takes a moment of inattention for a parent’s worst nightmare and a lifetime of grief.