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Home Pool Drownings in Waitakere City since the introduction of the Fencing of Swimming Pools (FOSP) Act 1987

Date             Age       Causal Synopsis
1) 27/1/90      1         Fenced but pool did not comply with the FOSP at time of
                                 drowning. Gained entry through gate that would not close and
                                 lock automatically on all occasions.
2) 22/3/90      3         Fenced but pool did not comply with the FOSP at time of
                                 drowning. Gained entry through basement door which had been
                                 left open.
3) 26/10/90    4         Left unattended. (Fenced but pool did not comply with the
                                 FOSP at time of drowning.)
4) 19/2/96      1         Fenced but pool did not comply with the FOSP at time of
                                 drowning. Gained access from house through an unlocked and
                                 open ranch slider door.
5) 25/11/97    1         Left in area by accident. Had been supervised and did not go
                                 through door when caregiver left immediate pool area. (Fenced
                                 but pool did not comply with FOSP at time of drowning.)
6) 15/12/98    1         Inadequate supervision. (Fenced but pool did not comply with
                                 FOSP at time of drowning.)
7) 13/3/01       2       Inadequate supervision. Left with 8 year old in pool area.
                                (Fenced but pool did not comply with FOSP at time of
                                drowning.)
8) 2/1/04       39       Causal factors unknown at this stage. 39 year old female.
                                Not impacted by FOSP.