Mayor urges parents, guardians to keep close eye on children after 4yo’s near-drowning incident in MBKS pool

Wee visiting the four-year-old boy at the hospital on June 30, 2023.

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KUCHING, June 30: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng has urged parents and guardians to prioritise their children’s safety following a near-drowning incident involving a four-year-old boy at MBKS swimming pool last Wednesday (June 28).

This morning, Wee visited the boy who is currently receiving treatment at the Pediatric Ward at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH).

According to a local daily, the boy was saved and resuscitated by the pool’s lifeguard after they noticed him struggling to stay afloat. The pool authority promptly contacted an ambulance to transport the boy to SGH.

Eyewitnesses reported that the incident occurred when a relative who was accompanying the boy left him unattended to use the washroom.

“To ensure the safety of your children, it is crucial for parents and guardians to strictly adhere to the rules and regulations of the swimming pool.

“During swimming activities, it is essential to keep a close eye on and supervise young children. Please refrain from leaving your children unattended at any time,” he emphasised in a statement today. — DayakDaily