Dad Urges Water Safety After Daughter Almost Drowns

Dad Urges Families To Enforce Water Saftey After Daughter Almost Drowns In Mermaid Tail Swimsuit

One dad’s warning about his daughter almost drowning in a mermaid swimsuit could save lives this summer.

New Jersey’s Adam Lisberg is a father to three and like most parents, he and his wife decided to buy an inflatable pool to put in the driveway “for our isolated summer.”

Dad Urges Water Safety After Daughter Almost Drowns
Image via Twitter

While the pool was just two feet deep, it was deep enough for his 5-year-old and 7-year-old daughters, Annabelle and Ruby, to enjoy on a sunny day.

He also noted how they also purchased their daughters’ matching two-piece mermaid suits to wear while they swam.

The suits came with matching tails and while they looked so cute, Lisberg discovered they were also a hazard…

Dad Urges Water Safety After Daughter Almost Drowns
Image via Twitter

RELATED: A Year After Losing His Son in a Drowning Incident, Granger Smith Is Opening Up About How It Changed Him

“Sunday afternoon, the mermaids were in the pool. I was in the kitchen overlooking the pool, window open so I could hear them, looking at them every minute or two. Then Ruby came inside and told me calmly that Annabelle was underwater, and wasn’t moving, so she pulled her out.”

The horrified dad went on to share that he quickly ran to find Annabelle “lying exactly like a TV mermaid washed up on the shore. But when I picked her up, her eyes were wide open and she didn’t react.”

He then called 911 while his wife arrived shortly after. Thankfully, Annabelle began to cry but she was unable to speak.

Dad Urges Water Safety After Daughter Almost Drowns
Image via Twitter

RELATED: Two Off-Duty Nurses Hailed as Heroes After Performing CPR on Drowning 2-Year-Old at Hotel Pool

Lisberg went on to explain what happened, exactly: “And here’s why I’m telling this story: Ruby said Annabelle pulled that mermaid tail up to her shoulders and tucked her arms inside. And as Annabelle told us later, she tried to ‘play potato’ (?!?) by lying down in the water. But she couldn’t reach her hands out to get up.”

Thankfully, Annabelle made a swift recovery after staying two days in the ICU. And while the family is still processing seeing their daughter almost drown, Lisberg wants to share his story “as a warning about kids, pools and swimsuits.”

According to the CDC, children drown in kiddie pools every year and for every child who does die from drowning, there are five more who end up hospitalized for “non-fatal submersion injuries.”

About Mamas Uncut

Mamas Uncut is the place for moms online. We cover the latest news around motherhood and parenting, plus entertainment news as well – all with a mom-focused twist. Looking for parenting advice? We have plenty of it, all for moms, from moms. Our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for. We don’t stop there though, we have expert advice on a range of topics, and all of our categories get updated multiple times a day, so if there’s one website for moms you need to bookmark, it’s Mamas Uncut. We cover it all, from the latest and trendiest baby names, in the US and all over the world, to advice for moms in the workplace, or mom to mom advice on balancing it all. Looking for an answer to a specific question you’ve have? Head over to our new answers section, where you can ask questions on a nearly endless amount of topics, and you’ll get answers fast – really fast. Mamas Uncut is more than just the place for moms, it’s the community of moms – all here to help, make friends, and more. Not sure where to start? Take a look at one of our key topic areas like Pregnancy or Relationships – if you’re looking for advice on a specific topic, there’s a pretty good chance that we’ve already written on it (a few times), or that it’s within our answers section. If you don’t have time to read the site every day, we also have a newsletter that you can control how often you want to receive – that way we send all of the must-see content for moms directly to your inbox – it’s that easy. So go ahead and take a look around, ask a question, or just keep reading, we’re glad you’re here.

Leave a Comment