Two-year-old girl fighting for life after being found face-down in freezing lake

March 13, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

A toddler is battling for her life after being found floating face-down in a freezing lake by staff at a holiday park.

The two-year-old tot was pulled from the chilly waters at around 4.30pm on Sunday after her parents reported her missing.

She was frantically given CPR by staff who had been hunting for her for 10 minutes after she wandered off while playing.

Paramedics resuscitated the girl, who has not been named, at Billing Aquadrome in Northampton, before taking her to Northampton General Hospital.

She was later transferred to Glenfield Hospital, in Leicester.

Northamptonshire Police confirmed the girl remained there in a critical condition yesterday as doctors worked around the clock to try and save her life.

A spokesman said: “Officers were called to an incident at Billing Aquadrome, Northampton, at 4.45pm on Sunday, March 10.

“A two-year-old girl, from Northampton, was found in a lake after being missing for a short time.

“Billing Aquadrome staff administered CPR at the scene before paramedics attended.

“The little girl was taken to Northampton General Hospital and later transferred to Glenfield Hospital in Leicester where she remains in a critical condition.

“The incident appears to have been an accident and is not being treated as suspicious.”

A spokesman for Pure Leisure Group, which owns Billing Aquadrome Holiday Park & Showground, near Great Billing, Northampton, said staff at the park were “deeply saddened” by the incident.

They said: “Staff at Billing Aquadrome received a report of a missing child at 4.35pm on Sunday.

“The approved search strategy was implemented and followed all the prescribed safety procedures necessary.

“A child was found in one of the lakes just 12 to 14 minutes after she was reported missing.

“Billing Aquadrome staff rescued the child and applied CPR. She was taken to Northampton General Hospital.

“Everyone is deeply saddened and our thoughts go out to her parents and family. I have to praise the team at the park for their quick thinking in locking the site down immediately and launching a full search for the little girl.”

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