This Video Shows How Easily A Toddler Can Get Into A Backyard Pool, Despite A Locked Ladder
"He was 4 feet from us and when I turned to see what actually he was doing, he was up the ladder like an American ninja."
This ladder was supposed to stop Keith Wyman's toddler from getting into the pool. But a video clearly shows that's not the case.
The video showing his 2-year-old son Cody easily scaling the supposedly safely locked pool has gone viral, with more than 23 million views.
Wyman, who lives in Massachusetts, told the Associated Press that the store where he purchased the ladder offered him a replacement, but the other options had similar designs.
About 10 people die each day in the US from drowning, and 1 in 5 are children under age 14.
Children ages 1 to 4 are at highest risk from drowning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Most cases in young children occur in backyard pools, and drownings are responsible for more deaths in children in that age group than any other cause except birth defects. A lack of close supervision and inadequate barriers can play a role in deaths in this age group,
Four-sided fences reduce the drowning risk by 83% compared with fences with just three sides, according to the CDC. Check out these tips from the CDC on how to prevent drowning.