A 13-year-old boy died Saturday after a near drowning at a southeast Las Vegas apartment complex earlier in the week.
The Clark County coroner’s office identified the boy as Mikael Jose Luis Medrano of Las Vegas.
Medrano was found unresponsive in an apartment complex pool in the 3100 block of South Nellis Boulevard on Thursday around 11 p.m, according to Las Vegas police. He was transported to Sunrise Children’s Hospital where he died two days later.
This is the first fatal drowning in the police’s jurisdiction this year.
Contact reporter Caitlyn Belcher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-383-0264.
RULES TO HELP PROTECT AGAINST ACCIDENTAL DROWNINGS
With summer starting and people starting to enter the pool more often, Metro has provided guidelines to protect against accidental child drownings, known as the “ABC &D’s of Drowning Prevention.”
A – Adult Supervision: An adult is supposed to be monitoring activities in and around the pool. Additionally, Metro advises not to swim alone.
B – Barriers: Barriers are suggested to help prevent falls into the pool, as well as limit access.
C – Classes: Swimming lessons and CPR classes are advised.
D – Devices: Make sure rescue tools and floatation devices like life jackets are available and that there are people around trained in how to use them.