Drowning Prevention Coalition hosts "Respect the Water Luncheon"
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — The annual "Respect the Water Luncheon" was held, Wednesday, at the Wyndham Hotel.
The event, hosted by the Drowning Prevention Coalition, featured a silent auction and a speech by Nancy Baker.
Baker, lost her seven year old daughter Virginia Graeme Baker due to a hot tub drain incident in 2002.
She has actively lobbied Congress to win support for a law to require anti-entrapment drain covers and other safety devices, as needed in the entire country.
The Drowning Prevention Coalition was formed in March, 2010 through the efforts of Laura and Eddie Castle, parents of Christian Castle who passed away through a drowning 5 years ago.
Community partners, like News Channel 9 were also recognized at today's event.
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