The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

State and Nation

July 24, 2013

Police probe death of girl, 2, in Prattville pool

— PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the apparent drowning of a 2-year-old Prattville girl.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports (http://on.mgmadv.com/17CSqxZ) that the drowning happened Tuesday at a swimming pool at a Prattville home. Findings from the investigation will be presented to a future session of the Autauga County grand jury.

Prattville Police Chief Mark Thompson said family members pulled the girl from the pool. The first police officer to arrive at the scene began CPR and turned the life-saving efforts over to fire medics when they arrived. The girl was unresponsive when medics transported her to Prattville Baptist Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

Though a grand jury will consider the case, Thompson says that it appears to have been an accidental drowning.

1
Text Only
State and Nation
Poll

Do you think Athens-Limestone County is better prepared than in April 2011 to provide shelter from a major tornado?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee