The family of a boy who drowned over the summer has sued the St. Charles, Illinois country club where the accident occurred. Their 4-year-old son went swimming in the pool with his mother and sister at the country club on June 14th when he drowned. The lawsuit, filed in Kane County, claims that the Royal Fox country club did not have the state required first aide equipment and lacked proper pool maintenance.
The lawsuit alleges that at 3 p.m., there was only one lifeguard on duty and she left her stand because her shift had ended. At the same time the four-year-old boy went down the waterslide and was located at the bottom of the deep end of the pool. A guest of the country club pulled the boy from the pool and another guest, a physician, perform CPR. The country club did not have an external defibrillator and the boy was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
The lawsuit alleges that the country club violated several laws including having lifeguards stationed nearby a water slide and having an external defibrillator available. Also authorities determined that the boy was not wearing a life vest and there were none available at the country club. The country club also failed to properly train lifeguards and the safety of the guests were jeopardized.
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