Here is a horrific story reminding nannies and au pairs to use caution this summer.
Swimming pool horror claims three-year-old on Long Island
A 3-year-old Long Island girl and her nanny died tragically after they were found floating in the deep end of the family's swimming pool yesterday, police said.
Naama Markovits' 5-year-old brother made the horrific discovery about 2:30 p.m. and alerted a worker who was painting the family's Lawrence home.
"My sister and the nanny are floating in the pool!" the boy screamed frantically, cops said.
The painter, Jony Granados, made "a heroic effort" to pull the girl and nanny Lorena Canales-Mejia out of the pool, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on them and dial 911, said Nassau County Police Detective Lt. Kevin Smith.
Naama was later pronounced dead at a Queens hospital.
Canales-Mejia, 32, a native of El Salvador, was placed on life support, but she passed away several hours later, police said.
Smith said Canales-Mejia was watching the girl and her older brother while their mother was away from home, along with a third child.
Canales-Mejia may have slipped into the deep end of the in-ground pool and dropped the child, Smith said.
Click here to see the story in the NY Daily News.
If you are a nanny or au pair do you have basic water safety training or lifeguard training?