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Near Drowning Leaves One in Critical Condition

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ALLEN COUNTY
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT


Phone 260-449-7535 Fax 260-449-7915

715 S. Calhoun St
.  Fort Wayne, IN 46802

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE:             January 3, 2008

Near Drowning Leaves One in Critical Condition

Victim/Driver:                  F/W/9

                                                    Critical Condition

                                     

Details:

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a near drowning that occurred at the Jorgensen YMCA, located at 10313 Aboite Center Road, Fort Wayne, IN.   The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 3:14 p.m. on 1-03-08, an 9 year-old female was in the swimming pool with approximately 33 other children when the lifeguards noticed that she was under the water and not moving.  The lifeguards removed the victim from the pool and preformed CPR.  The victim was breathing and had a pulse when she was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

CONTACT: Steven A. Stone

                   Public Information Officer

                        260-449-4954