Quantcast

Two young girls hospitalized after nearly drowning at a party - KOAM TV 7

Two young girls hospitalized after nearly drowning; one girl released from hospital

Updated:

Updated December 11, 2012:  One of the two girls taken to a Wichita hospital after nearly drowning at a birthday pool party has been released.

Wesley Medical Center says the girl, who had been in fair condition, was released on Monday.

We have yet to receive an update on the second girl.

Posted December 10, 2012:  Two young girls are in the hospital tonight after nearly drowning at a birthday pool party in Independence, Kansas.

The incident occurred Sunday at an indoor pool in Ash Youth Center in Independence.  Director of Recreation Brent Julian says the party was supervised and that the lifeguard on duty observed a young girl having difficulty.

After pulling the girl out of the water and giving her CPR, another girl started to drown in the water.  An employee at the center immediately called 911.

Both girls were airlifted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.  A hospital spokesperson confirmed that one is currently listed in critical condition and the other in fair condition at this time.

Both girls are under the age of 10 and authorities are not releasing their names.

Police say the initial investigation is complete but that they will continue to interview witnesses to piece together the incident.

Independence Police Chief Harry E. Smith says the situation would have been much worse had the lifeguard not been on duty.  He says drowning's are a rarity in Independence and he couldn't recall one in the past year.

"It's just been a shock to everybody," says Chief Smith.  "EMS personnel, the police officers that were there, I mean, it's just something you are never really ready for when it's a young child."

"It was strange to have one, but to have two was really uncommon," says Chief Smith.

The Ash Center says they are aware of the seriousness of the situation and continues to keep the youngsters at the forefront of concern.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Carl Junction school district partners with Freeman Health to give students access to medical clinic near school

    Carl Junction school district partners with Freeman Health to give students access to medical clinic near school

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:31:44 GMT
    Carl Junction has partnered with Freeman Health System to create the next best thing to a school-based clinic. Students will get priority access to the Carl Junction Family Medicine Clinic including transportation but all only if parents agree.Nurse Bridget Day at Carl Junction high school has regular visitors taking medications. But some come in needing more health care and now she can send them to the Carl Junction...More >>
    Carl Junction has partnered with Freeman Health System to create the next best thing to a school-based clinic. Students will get priority access to the Carl Junction Family Medicine Clinic including transportation but all only if parents agree.Nurse Bridget Day at Carl Junction high school has regular visitors taking medications. But some come in needing more health care and now she can send them to the Carl Junction...More >>
  • Federal Funds Help Provide Medical Care to Afton, OK Community

    Federal Funds Help Provide Medical Care to Afton, OK Community

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:34:15 GMT
    Thanks to federal grants, a small town community that has been battling poverty conditions is now able to receive affordable medical treatment. And with future plans to expand and provide even more specialized care, the staff at this clinic are ready to serve anyone who walks through the door. More >>
    Thanks to federal grants, a small town community that has been battling poverty conditions is now able to receive affordable medical treatment. And with future plans to expand and provide even more specialized care, the staff at this clinic are ready to serve anyone who walks through the door. More >>
  • City Assisting Landlords With Utility Billing Notification

    City Assisting Landlords With Utility Billing Notification

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:55:03 GMT
    Joplin, MO - To help property owners of rental property, the City of Joplin's Utility Billing division has created a registration form that will allow them to be notified of tenants' delinquencies in payment of their monthly waste, water and trash billing. The City is offering this to landlords on a voluntary basis. By completing the form and agreement with their tenants, landlords/property owners will receive third-party duplicate copies of delinquent and termination notices sent to tenants....More >>
    Joplin, MO - To help property owners of rental property, the City of Joplin's Utility Billing division has created a registration form that will allow them to be notified of tenants' delinquencies in payment of their monthly waste, water and trash billing. The City is offering this to landlords on a voluntary basis. By completing the form and agreement with their tenants, landlords/property owners will receive third-party duplicate copies of delinquent and termination notices sent to tenants....More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.