MARSHALL (KYTX) - According to the Center For Disease Control, 2 children under the age of 14 die from drowning every day in the U.S. A 10-year old, and an 18-year old have died from drowning in East Texas in just one week. Esther Stutes had quite a scare when she was only 6. She accidentally jumped into the wrong side of the pool and she didn't know how to swim. Luckily, friends were close by and were able to rescue her but her mom Marcia Stutes says it was too close for comfort.
"Sometimes when someone receives swimming lessons, a little relaxation occurs. But there is always a risk around water. There is never a reason to take your eyes off a child." - Gina Hester, Swim Instructor