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Man, 7-year-old girl in grave condition in separate swimming pool incidents

July 18, 2010 |  4:59 pm

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded Sunday to two separate swimming pool incidents that left a man and a 7-year-old girl in grave condition, authorities said.

The man, whose age was not disclosed, was wearing swimming trunks when he was found about 12:35 p.m. in the pool at an apartment complex in the 10200 block of Commerce Avenue in Tujunga, said department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

Witnesses performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation before paramedics arrived, but the man remained unresponsive, authorities said. He was taken to Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale and was not breathing when paramedics left the hospital at 1:25 p.m., Humphrey said.

Two hours after the first incident, paramedics were called to a Pacific Palisades residence in the 17700 block of Calle de Palermo, where a 7-year-old girl was pulled from a swimming pool, Humphrey said.

The girl, who was fully clothed, was visiting from out of town and had been out of sight for several minutes, authorities said.

Three women, one of whom was related to the girl, performed CPR before paramedics arrived. The girl was unresponsive and airlifted from a clearing at the nearby Santa Ynez Reservoir to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood.

-- Corina Knoll
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