A lawsuit filed against the Jamerson Family YMCA in Lynchburg, Va. has been settled.
Remedios Duffy sued the organization in September 2013 following the death of her son, Richard Kenneth Duffy Jr., According to the News & Advance, the 39-year-old was swimming in the facility's pool when he became distressed and slipped under the water's surface. After six minutes, he was pulled out of the pool but was unresponsive. He died in the hospital a few days later.
In the lawsuit, the mother "argued a lifeguard on duty was “not diligently and properly patrolling swimmers for signs of peril,” the news agency reported.
The suit sought $10 million in damages but the terms of the final agreement were not disclosed.
This is the second known time the organization has settled a wrongful death suit this year.
In March, the organization settled a case regarding the death of Marc Dawson, a 17-year-old who died nearly 7 years ago a week after being found unconscious at the bottom of a facility's 4-foot-deep lap pool, YMCA of Long Island, N.Y