One 3–year–old Critical, Another Dead After Pool Party
A 3–year–old girl dies during a Tampa pool party, another child is in critical condition. Hillsborough Deputies say the incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at the Wexford Park Apartments. According to deputies, 10 children and three adults were together for a family pool party.
Two 3–year–old girls, who initially had pool floaties on, decided to go in the pool. At some point while playing in the water, they took their floaties off. Deputies say both girls ended up going underwater. It took a while before the adults, who could not swim, noticed the girls. But when they did, they immediately pulled them out and started to perform CPR.
Both girls were taken to Tampa General. One child was pronounced dead at the hospital. The other girl is in critical condition.