Parents think safety in wake of Seaside Park drowning

Last week?s drowning of a teen at Seaside Park has parents thinking about beach safety as the summer season heats up.

Kevin Jean-Rene, 13, drowned while he was swimming in the water with friends Friday afternoon. Attempts to resuscitate him failed, and the boy was pronounced dead on arrival at Bridgeport Hospital.

Beachgoer Carol Maher said she told her children about the incident before she allowed them in the water at Seaside Park. She said she never takes her eyes off her children when they are at the beach no matter how many lifeguards are on duty.

Some at Seaside Park said there should be more lifeguards, but that it remains the parents? responsibility to watch out for their kids. Many at Seaside Park said they were shocked upon hearing of Friday?s drowning.

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