A 7-year-old boy remains hospitalized after falling into a St. Paul pool and being submerged in murky water for several minutes. The accident happened at a St. Paul pool last Monday. A WCCO investigation found that because of a gap in state inspection procedures, neither the state nor the city had been inspecting the pool.
There are still a lot of questions surrounding the near drowning of two young children in St. Paul. One of the two boys rescued Monday from an abandoned pool outside an apartment in St Paul is still in critical condition.
With 25 drownings this summer in area pools, ponds and lakes, a newly formed task force is spreading the word about water safety.
A push from a Minnesota mom and dad who lost their little girl means thousands of pools around the country will now be safer.
As Minnesotans get ready for warmer temperatures, many are getting ready for pool season. But for one family, this time of year brings heartache and renewed commitment to a mission.