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Girl, 3, Drowns at St. Albans Swim and Tennis Club in Newtown Square, PA


Posted on Jun 14, 2011

June 9, 2011 - Newtown Square, PA  - According to a Philly.com report, a 3-year-old girl drowned on Saturday, May 28, in a Newtown Square swimming pool.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to St. Albans Swim and Tennis Club shortly before 5 p.m. When they arrived at the club in the vicinity of Bryn Mawr Avenue and West Chester Pike, lifeguards were performing CPR.

However, the child was pronounced dead at Bryn Mawr Hospital, said Dennis Anderson, police chief of Newtown Township.

The management at St. Albans, a private club, closed the pool area while officers investigated the drowning.

The girl's name was not immediately disclosed to the public, Anderson said. It could not be determined who was caring for the child when she drowned.

St. Albans employees would not comment on the incident.

There were 4 other drowning accidents reported in the same week. On Wednesday, May 25, 3 teenagers drowned in Burlington County at Olympia Lakes, in the Delaware River around Pennypack Park, and in a creek in Gloucester County.

The other drowning occurred on Saturday, May 21, when a 23-year-old woman from Kensington died in Neshaminy Creek.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious or fatal injuries at a health club or gym, you should discuss your legal options with a Philadelphia personal injury attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and wrongful death.

Occasionally, our firm will publish news stories about serious or fatal accidents in our coverage area in order to raise awareness about the types of sports and recreational injuries that occur.

If you or a loved one has been named in this blog and you would like for us to remove the posting, please contact us and we will accommodate your request.

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