Fort Worth,
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July
2017
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06:11 PM
America/Chicago

Hospital's Drowning Prevention Campaign Asks Parents to Think Like Lifeguards

When 28 children were admitted for near-drowning injuries in one month, Cook Children's took action.

Children's Hospital Association - It's been almost a year since Khala Hart's little boy nearly died.

On July 30, 2016, Khala and her husband, Chad, attended a pool party with two of their children, Caleb and Jack. Jack was just 3 years old at the time, and he was a pro when it came to wearing his lifejacket. When he was finished swimming that day, he took his lifejacket off. Khala thought he was with Chad; Chad thought he was with Khala. But when they turned their eyes to the water, they saw Jack lying face down at the bottom of the pool. He was motionless.

"There were adults all around, there were kids in the pool—and nobody saw Jack go in," says Khala Hart, Jack's mother and a nurse in her 16th year in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cook Children's Health Care System in Fort Worth, Texas. "It was that fast and that silent."

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