The 2-year-old son of Randall Cunningham, the former NFL quarterback turned minister, drowned yesterday. Christian Cunningham was found floating in the backyard hot tub that his father used to perform baptisms.
ABC News reports,
A woman at Cunningham's house was with several children when she found the boy at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said. She pulled the boy from the hot tub and performed CPR before paramedics rushed the child to St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena campus, where he died.
Our condolences go out to Cunningham and his family.
Incidents like this really reaffirm the need to be vigilant when it comes to kids and water. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind this summer -- and anytime your child is around water.
- 11 Tips for Drowning Prevention and Water Safety
- Pool Safety Made Easy
- Preventing Toddler Bathtub Injuries
- Always Drain the Kiddie Pool
- Water Safety: 4 Expert Tips for Parents of Toddlers
What safety precautions do you take when your child is near water?
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