Pool fencing, supervision near water urged this summer after toddler's death

A Stuff article.

Parents are being urged to constantly supervise young children around water and ensure pools are properly fenced to help save lives this summer.

Key water safety messages were reiterated in a coroner’s inquiry into the 2015 death of a Northland toddler, and the results from the June report were repeated in a recent publication from the Office of the Chief Coroner.

Coroner Alison Mills found the 19-month-old, Maxine Welsh, drowned in her family pool in Dargaville in March 2015.

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