Saskatoon committee proposes pond safety recommendations after boy’s death
A Saskatoon city committee studying pond safety following a five-year-old boy’s death is proposing a fence be built to separate a nearby school from the park.
Kindergarten student Ahmedsadiq Elmmi was found in the pond near École Dundonald School after recess ended one morning last September.
The boy was pronounced dead in hospital.
The committee suggested a wrought-iron fence just over a metre high be built on the school side of the park pathway.
Other ideas include educating students on storm pond safety and revising signs for increased clarity – particularly for younger children and people with language barriers.
The recommendations still need approval from city council.
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