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Baldwin, AL – Young Child Suffers Drowning Injuries following Incident at Gravine Island

Baldwin, AL (July 7, 2022) – A young boy suffered injuries following a drowning incident reported near Gravine Island in Baldwin County on Monday afternoon. On July 4, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency was dispatched to the scene of a drowning incident at Gravine Island.

Reports provided by ALEA show that a 4-year-old boy became unresponsive while swimming near Gravine Island on Monday afternoon. Emergency crews responded to the site of the incident after the ALEA Marine Police were flagged down by a family member.

The young child was rendered aid at the scene and transported by EMS from North Baldwin Infirmary in Bay Minette to a local hospital for further treatment of injuries.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the young child who suffered injuries as a result of this accident. We hope for his full recovery.

Drowning Incidents in Alabama

Unfortunately, drowning is one of the top 10 causes of fatalities for children across the world. Every year, nearly 4000 people suffer fatal injuries in drowning incidents across the United States. Each year, approximately 75 people lose their lives as a result of drowning incidents in the state of Alabama. Countless others are left with significant injuries that negatively affect their health and well-being.

People who are involved in drowning incidents often suffer from an array of injuries that demand emergency medical care. Some of the most common injuries reported as a result of drowning incidents include:

  • internal organ damage, particularly to the brain
  • respiratory arrest
  • cardiac arrest
  • hypothermia
  • hypoventilation
  • hypoxia

When people suffer from these and other significant injuries as a result of drowning incidents, it is important that they seek the assistance of a personal injury lawyer in Baldwin as soon as possible. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward.

Our Baldwin personal injury attorneys at Clay, Massey & Associates have more than four decades of experience protecting the legal rights of victims who have suffered significant injuries and accidents across the state of Alabama. Our lawyers are fully committed to helping victims who suffer from catastrophic and serious injuries protect their legal rights.

We understand the challenges that victims face after being harmed in accidents. For this reason, we fight to ensure our clients are able to get the maximum amounts of financial compensation to cover the cost of medical care they require, the costs of future medical treatments, the future loss of earning capacity, and more. We will remain by your side every step of the way to ensure you are able to get justice.

Our lawyers will fight diligently to ensure you are able to hold the parties responsible for your injuries to account. If you have suffered injuries as a result of a drowning incident, you must reach out to our Alabama personal injury law firm as soon as possible to schedule a free case evaluation. Our lawyers are available by calling 251-433-1000 to get started on your case.

Notes: Our writers utilize secondary sources to create this post. All of the circumstances surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our staff, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please contact Clay, Massey & Associates immediately so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. The post can be removed by request.

Disclaimer: None of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business.