CEDAR PARK, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is conducting a joint investigation with police into the death of a child in a water incident. Cedar Park police said Tuesday that the child visited Buttercup Pool with her summer camp when the incident happened.
The camp says the six-year-old girl was rescued from the pool, however died at the hospital Wednesday. High Hopes summer camp released this statement to FOX 7:
“Unfortunately we start to see an increase in water fatalities when children are out of school and during the summer months when children are taking advantage of all the great water recreation venues we have across the state of Texas,” said Lennan.
Texas DFPS is looking into the matter, because it involves the death of a child.
Their website shows High Hopes had a violation about three years ago, for not supervising a child, who was left in a gym. “Although water can be a wonderful way for the children to enjoy the great outdoors, relax and have fun, we also need to make sure there is supervision to make sure there is not a tragedy,” said Lennan.
It’s a reminder that parents, guardians, and supervisors can never be too careful at the pool.