Study warns about small pool dangers

June 20, 2011 6:16:13 AM PDT
Every five days a child drowns in a portable pool during the summer time, according to a new study released Monday.

The study is published in the journal Pediatrics.

The report calls for effective and affordable protection devices. Researchers say 209 children under the age of 12 died, and 35 children nearly drowned, in small pools between 2001 to 2009.

Ninety-four percent of the children were younger than 5 years old.