Candlelight vigil raises questions of pool safety

A candlelight vigil was held in honor of Jazmine Roth-Hines on Saturday, who drowned at the Mount Pleasant Family Aquatic Center on July 19, 2013.

Family members remembered Jazmine as a girl who always had a smile on her face.

“She was my little angel,” said Jazmine’s mother, Crystal Mastropietpro.

Jazmine was dropped off at the Mount Pleasant Family Aquatic Center without adult supervision. At around 6 P.M., Jazmine’s body was found at the bottom of the pool, she was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Jazmine’s family said it’s a loss that could have been prevented.

“In a supervised pool, or sectioning off certain areas of the pool with the right kind of staffing and different stuff, then yes it could be completely prevented, it was totally unnecessary what happened,” said Wanda Kurrle, a family friend.

Since Jazmine’s passing, the family said the pool has implemented some changes, such as extra training for life guards.

WQAD reached out to the pool management but have not received a response.


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