7-year old Erin Nicole Adams of Lexington died Friday afternoon after being pulled out of the pool at the Nicholasville Aquatic Center. It was not clear if the girl drowned or if some kind of medical emergency caused her to fall into the water, according to Jessamine County Coroner Michael Hughes.
Ten people die from unintentional drowning every day according to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. Saturday, Jessamine County Emergency Medical Services and Saint Joseph Jessamine teamed up to raise awareness about drowning.
With this heat wave many folks are heading for the water, but drowning is the second leading cause of accidental deaths for people 15 - 44 years old, and most people drown within 10 - 30 feet of safety.