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IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – Three children were pulled from an Irving swimming pool Wednesday afternoon. Two boys, 9 and 11 years old and one girl, 10, have all been taken to area hospitals. The girl died.
Irving Fire Assistant Chief R.W. Wilson said when first responders arrive on the scene, two of the children had already been pulled out of the pool and bystanders had already started CPR. Wilson says the children’s mother was poolside and unable to swim. She called for help when she realized the kids were in trouble and a maintenance worker heard her screams.
The third child was still in the pool when first responders arrived and Wilson said the water was so murky, it was very tough to see that child. He said the paramedic had to “go by feel” to find the child who was at the bottom of the deep end of the pool.
It happened at the Oak Villas Apartment complex in the 2300 block of North MacArthur Blvd. shortly before 4 p.m. Crime tape could be seen around the pool from Chopper 11.
CPR was performed on at least one boy who was pulled from the pool. One of the three was taken to Dallas Children’s Medical Center. The other two were taken to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.
This is a developing story. We will post more information as we get it.
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