Thursday, February 17, 2011

Summer Camp Lawsuit

Oregon -- A child nearly drowned during a children's taekwondo summer camp in 2011, and now the girl's mother is suing the Tigard organizers for "negligence" she claims allowed the incident to happen, according to

The incident occurred at a Tigard high school pool August 20, 2010. The woman has named the taekwondo association, the taekwondo school leaders and the Tigard-Tualatin Aquatic District among the responsible defendants.

The mother had reportedly told told a staff member at the school her daughter was a non-swimmer. The mother was allegedly told the activities would include safe options for non-swimmers.

The complaint alleges camp organizers were responsible for the incident after "failing to keep a proper look-out" over the 6-year-old girl while she was in the water. The mother also alleges staff members weren't properly trained to watch over her daughter.

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