7-Year-Old Girl Drowns in Swimply Rental Pool in Teaneck

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TEANECK, NJ – Police responded to a call of a 7-year-old girl who drowned in a backyard pool in Teaneck on Sunday. Police found the girl at the bottom of the pool shortly after 6 pm Sunday night at a home on Westervelt Place.

Police performed CPR and rushed the girl to Holy Name Medical center where she was later pronounced dead.

Teaneck Police Chief Glenn O’Reilly said the girl had been reported missing early Sunday evening and was found about 40 minutes later.

Later, it was learned that the owners of the home rented the pool through the service Swimply. The listing has since been removed.

Swimply’s terms of service states that the renter assumes all responsibility for deaths that occur while using their service.

“You acknowledge that many activities carry inherent risks and agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by Applicable Laws and Rules, you assume the entire risk arising out of your access to and use of the Swimply Platform including any Content or Swimply Content, use of a Venue or any other Host offering, or any other interaction you have with Members or third parties, whether in person or online,” the company states. “You acknowledge that you are responsible for investigating a Host and a Venue to determine whether it suits you or additional Guests. For example, access to or use of a Venue may carry risk of illness, bodily injury, disability, or death, and you freely and willfully assume those risks by accessing or using a Venue.”