Monday, June 21, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A 4-year-old girl drowned in a Father's Day tragedy, while visiting a pool with her father and sibling.
The girl was pulled out of the water by a bystander at about 6:48 p.m. at the Durant at Sugarloaf Apartments. According to a press release, firefighters attempted CPR, but the girl was pronounced dead shortly after she arrived at Gwinnett Medical Center.
It is unclear if the father and sibling were in the pool at the time of the incident, said Capt. Thomas Rutledge, spokesman for Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services.
"This is a tragic thing to have happen on Father's Day and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the young victim," Rutledge said. "This is another example of why it is so important to supervise children while at the pool or any other body of water."
Last Monday, a 7-year-old boy was found unconscious in the Amli at McGinnis Ferry apartment complex pool.