Child drowns in Wildwood motel pool

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    Police say a 6-year-old Philadelphia girl has drowned in a motel swimming pool at the Jersey Shore.

    The girl had been removed from the pool but was unresponsive when Wildwood police arrived at the Nantucket Inn & Suites on Ocean Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Saturday after receiving numerous 911 calls. Motel guests rendered CPR prior to the arrival of police officers.

    it appears that the child unknowingly entered the deep end of the pool, according to police. 

    The girl was taken to Cape Regional Medical Center but was pronounced dead there a short time later. Her name has not been released.

    Authorities say the drowning is not considered suspicious but remains under investigation.

    It wasn’t clear how many people were at the pool when the drowning occurred or if a lifeguard was on duty. Authorities say the girl and several other family members were vacationing at the motel.

     

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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