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Pool Incident Leaves 2 Children, 1 Woman in Grave Condition

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Firefighters on Monday responded to a motel in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, where a woman and two children were in grave condition after an incident in a pool, authorities said.

Preliminary information indicated that the three victims, along with a man and two other children, were at the swimming pool of the Hollywood Premiere Motel, located in the 5300 block of Hollywood Boulevard, about 3:34 p.m. when two of the children wandered into the 7 1/2-foot deep end, according to Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. No lifeguard was present at the time, Humphrey said on the LAFD’s alert blog.

The woman, dressed in street clothes, attempted to rescue the children, who were in distress, the Fire Department said. The children were described as a boy and girl, approximately 11 and 12 years old, respectively.

After three of them became submerged, a good Samaritan pulled them out of the pool and was attempting to resuscitate them when LAFD personnel arrived, officials said. The victims showed no signs of pulses and were not breathing at the time.

They were transported to area hospitals, authorities said, and the LAFD was “offering emotional support” to the man and the two other children at the scene. The relationship between the two adults and four children was not immediately clear.

Source: KTLA 5


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