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6/4/07

Warnings About Summer Dangers

If you can't see your child, you can't save them. That was the simple but important message today at a local Walmart.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services was using cartoon characters and balloons to attract families, and warn them about the potential dangers of summertime.

Shari Pulliam, the public information officer with the department says, "Last year in Texas, there were six hot car deaths. Texas has led the states over the last few years, and that's something that we as Texans should not be proud of. Last year, 70 children drowned in the State of Texas, mostly in backyard pools or apartment complex pools. Summer is just beginning and 20 have already drowned this year."

A reminder for adults to be on a constant lookout; it only takes six inches of water for a toddler or infant to drown, and just a few minutes on a sunny day for a car's inside temperature to reach dangerous levels.

Lindsay Wilcox/Reporting: lwilcox@kltv.com

 

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