Do You Feel Safe Letting Children Swim in Public Pools?
Death of Fall River woman sparks discussion on local pools.
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The story of 36-year-old Marie Joseph who drowned in a Fall River public pool without being found for two days has spread across media outlets this week. It has brought a lot of attention to the safety of local pools and what's being done to make sure nothing like that happens again.
Do you feel comfortable swimming in Norton's public pool? Do you feel comfortable letting your children swim there? What can guardians and the town do to better ensure swimmers' safety?
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