Possible drowning reported in Danville

Possible drowning reported in Danville

DANVILLE — Police are investigating a possible drowning at a downtown swimming pool Tuesday.

Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason said police were called to the Crosspoint at the Y Women's Shelter, 201 N. Hazel St., Danville, about 12:30 p.m.

Shelter employees were conducting CPR on an 11-year-old girl when police arrived, according to a press release.

According to the initial information, the child and her father had gone to the facility to swim and went to their respective locker rooms. When the father went to the pool, the child was on the bottom. She was immediately pulled out and shelter employees were called for help.

The child was initially taken to Presence United Samaritan Medical Center in Danville and then transferred to an Urbana hospital. Her condition was unavailable.

Thomason said the pool area was posted with warning signs that no one under the age of 18 was allowed without a guardian. The pool does not employ a lifeguard.

The incident follows another possible drowning call handled by police about 7:30 p.m. Monday. That incident involved a 3-year-old boy who apparently went to the family swimming pool without his family knowing.

The incident occurred on Hampton Road after the child had had an evening meal. The child went outside and when another child asked his whereabouts, the 3-year-old was discovered in the pool.

The boy was attended to by Danville fire and Medix personnel and was initially taken to Presence in Danville before being airlifted to an Urbana hospital in critical condition. No information about his condition was available late Tuesday afternoon.

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