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Pa. toddler found in pool in serious condition

July 20, 2005|by DON AINES

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 17-month-old girl found Monday morning in a backyard pool was in serious condition Tuesday at Hershey Medical (Pa.) Center, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Trooper Jeffrey Bopp did not identify the girl but said he had checked on her condition. The girl's mother found her in the above-ground pool at their home at 9400 Anthony Highway in Quincy Township, he said.

The call was dispatched at 10:16 a.m., according to the Franklin County 911 Center. Bopp said a neighbor performed CPR on the child before ambulance personnel arrived.

The Mont Alto (Pa.) Ambulance Squad and Medic II unit responded to the scene and the girl was taken to Waynesboro Hospital before being flown to Hershey by Life Lion helicopter, Mont Alto Ambulance Squad President Charles Baker said Monday.

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"My understanding is that when she was flown from Waynesboro, she was starting to breathe on her own," Bopp said.

"Speculation at this point is that she climbed the ladder" of the pool, Bopp said. He said there was no fence around the pool.

Bopp said it is not known how long the girl was in the pool, but that it might have been five minutes.

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