Two girls in critical condition in separate pool accidents

July 22, 1998|By DON AINES and LISA GRAYBEALs

A 2-year-old girl from Washington Township, Pa., and a 16-year-old Frederick County, Md., girl were both in critical condition Tuesday after separate swimming pool accidents, authorities said.

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The Frederick County teenager, Analaurin Gabrielle Neilson, was listed in critical condition Tuesday night at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, according to a hospital spokesman.

The toddler, whose name was not released, was found floating in a relative's pool in the 13000 block of Pennersville Road in Washington Township, Pa., at about 1:44 p.m., according to officials at the Blue Ridge Mountain Ambulance and Rescue Squad.

The girl was in critical condition when she was taken by helicopter from Waynesboro Hospital to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman.


The toddler remained in critical condition late Tuesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Rescue officials said someone found the child floating in the pool and called 911. They said the child was in the house by the time they arrived, but was not breathing.

"When I arrived CPR was in progress and we were doing everything we could to revive the child," said Rescue Chief William Sellers.

Sellers said he did not know what type of pool into which the child had fallen.

Neilson was found by family members in a swimming pool at a home in the 7900 block of Old Seventh Street in Clover Hill, according to a report by the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

The teen had fallen into a swimming pool at the home and was discovered at about 4:55 p.m., the report said.

Family members were administering CPR when emergency medical technicians arrived, who then took Neilson to Frederick Memorial Hospital, the report said.

She was flown from the Frederick hospital to Johns Hopkins Hospital at about 8:30 p.m., the report said.

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