The grief-stricken father of a two-year-old toddler who drowned in a park pond yesterday said his son might still be alive if there had been railings around the pool.
Less than 24 hours after the tragic death of Kasam Azzad, children were once again playing near the unguarded water's edge in Tipton's Victoria Park.
Kasam disappeared as he played football with his brothers on Thursday afternoon.
A frantic search was launched when it was realised he was missing, until other park users found him unconscious in the water.
Kasam was retrieved 15 minutes later by paramedics who tried to resuscitate the child.
He died a short time after arriving at nearby Russells Hall Hospital.
Yesterday Mr Azzam, aged 36, called for a safety review of the park in the wake of his son's death.
The unemployed father of seven who lives in Park Lane East, Tipton, said: "I have lived in area for 25 years and I have been to the park playing football when I was a boy.
"There are no railings around the water and even adults could fall in. People ask why I let him go to the park but you don't think it could happen to your child.
"Parents take their children there to let them run around and enjoy themselves, you don't think you need to keep hold of them there. Children have no fear, they see water and they are not scared. Kasam would not have known to keep well back from it.
"We have lost our son and we will not forget him. We know he is not coming back but we want the council to do something so it won't happen again."
Holding back tears, Mr Azzam paid tribute to his son. "He was such a happy boy and ever so lively, he was what every father would want in a son. I miss him so much."
Councillor Linda Horton, of Sandwell Borough Council, which runs the park, declined to comment on safety measures.
"All our thoughts are with the family - I can only offer our most sincere sympathy," she said.
However, the tragedy prompted a warning from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) about the dangers of water exposed to youngsters, particularly during fine weather.
Spokesman Roger Vincent said: "It is vital that when small children are anywhere near water they are supervised at all times. "Toddlers are very quick and inquisitive and water can hold a fatal fascination for them and sadly we do have tragedies such as this from time to time.
"Eight under-fives will drown in ordinary garden ponds each year and 80 per cent of these types of drowning are in other peoples gardens.
" A small child will drown in three centimetres of water.
"Parents and anyone looking after children need to be particularly vigilant at this time of year."