Boy, 11, hospitalized after fall into pool

July 15, 2002|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

An 11-year-old Essex boy was in critical condition last night at the pediatric trauma unit of Johns Hopkins Children's Center after nearly drowning in a swimming pool at the Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation in Harford County.

David Amrhein of the 100 block of N. Marlyn Ave. was climbing out of the pool at the Boy Scout camp about 4 p.m. when he fell into the water and started to sink to the bottom, said Lt. Edward Hopkins of the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Lifeguards immediately pulled the boy from the pool, but he had no pulse and Boy Scout officials administered CPR, Hopkins said. When sheriff's deputies arrived a few minutes later, they used a defibrillator to revive the boy's heart. He was then taken by state police helicopter to the hospital.

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