Colorado Springs, CO – According to KKTV News, a Colorado man passed away after police and firefighters responded to the incident located at the Country Suites Motel. In the middle of the night on June 27, 2021, a man was found floating in the jacuzzi after a 6 am safety check by motel staff. Firefighters who attempted to perform CPR were unsuccessful and law enforcement professionals are currently trying to identify the deceased.
Colorado Drownings Are on The Rise
According to the Coloradoan, three people drowned in a Colorado reservoir in May 2021 due to kayaking accidents. These deaths add to the record of 34 water-related deaths in the state of Colorado. Many blame the ending of COVID-19 protocols to be the main culprit. The lockdown forced Colorado residents to seek refuge outdoors.
Some of the reasons that may have contributed to the record number of drownings in Colorado include:
- Lack of appropriate attire for the outdoors
- Boating alone
- Boating inexperienced
- Lack of proper equipment or essential safety gear such as flashlights, cell phones, and whistles
- Possible intoxication
- Lack of boat safety education
- Sudden Immersion in Colorado’s cold waters
Many other reasons can play a factor in drownings. It is encouraged to practice preparation and safety precautions before exploring any of Colorado’s State Parks.
The Reality About Unintentional Drownings in the United States
Unfortunately, drownings are not only an issue in Colorado. In the United States, the annual death rate of unintentional drowning United States is around 4,000, with over 10 people drowning daily. Drowning is now considered to be the third leading cause of wrongful death throughout the world.
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Our lawyers at Bryan and Terrill Law are ready to deal with any wrongful death case, no matter how severe. We understand that wrongful death cases bring additional stress and unwanted emotional turmoil to a family. We will handle your case with compassion, care, and professionalism. Even with drowning wrongful death cases, there are loopholes in statutes that experienced attorneys and legal staff at a Colorado Wrongful Death Law Firm are ready to handle.
We always strive for the most compensation we can possibly win. While we understand that filing a wrongful lawsuit against a negligent party can’t undo the string of events that caused a person’s death and may never bring peace of mind we can help a family gain some sort of closure and potentially recover damages.
Colorado residents should immediately contact our office to receive a free case evaluation. Reach Bryan & Terrill Law, PLLC at 720-923-2333.
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