According to the safe kids coalition, drowning is the number 2 accidental injury related killer of children ages one to 14 across the U.S.
The Onslow County Commissioners have adopted a new ordinance they hope will prevent drownings and injuries.
Starting next November, any outdoor swimming pool, above or in the ground, that contains more than 2 feet of water, must be contained within a fence, or a solid wall that's 4 feet tall.
All fences must have a latch or lock.
Spas and hot tubs must be locked with a safety cover.
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