Jun 26, 2014 10:07 PM by Kristi Tedesco & Edgar Ybarra
TUCSON - A Tucson family suffered some close calls before winning this month's Kristi's Kids "Lifesaver" pool fence.
Christopher Bradford, with the Protect-a-Child Pool Fence Company, has changed Melissa Murray's life. She has four generations living in her home, including six-year-old great-granddaughter, Amaya.
Murray tells Kristi's Kids, she learned the hard way how important protective barriers are. Back in 1982, at a previous home, her daughter, Melody, fell in the pool. Melody was just two-years-old.
Melody tells Kristi's Kids, "the dog was barking and signaled them to go look outside and they found me face down in the swimming pool."
More recently, there was another close call with the family puppy. Melissa's son had to pull the dog out when it fell in.
First grader, Amaya, is on everyone's mind. The Murrays got her swim lessons through Kristi's Kids and decided to enter our contest for a free pool fence. They're retired and couldn't afford the $1,700 expense.
Christopher Bradford, with Protect-a-Child Pool Fence Company, says 1-in-3 Tucson homes has a pool, and more are being built every day.
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