Tragic Weekend: Two teens drown in Phoenix swimming pools



There is so much focus on drowning prevention involving little ones that we do not often think of teenagers drowning especially in pools.

But this weekend a terrible reminder as two teens drowned in pools; one at a home in West Phoenix and the other in the pool at an apartment complex.

Everyone who heard the stories this weekend had the same reaction surprise that a 13 year-old and 17 year-old got into trouble and drowned in a pool.

A 13 year-old boy climbed an apartment pool fence and drowned Saturday afternoon. Later that day, a 17 year-old girl drowned while at a pool party in the same West Phoenix neighborhood.

“You get to thinking that someone’s 12 or 13 years-old or older, that they’re going to be fine in the water, and that’s not the case,” said Lori Schmidt.

FOX 10 News |

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