23 March 2013

Young girl dies at CISAC

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ACT Policing is investigating the death of a young girl at a local swimming pool this morning (Saturday, March 23).

About 12.20pm today, police were called to Calvary Hospital after the young girl had died.

It was reported to police that around 11.20am, ACT Ambulance Service attended the Canberra International Sports and Aquatics Centre (CISAC), and transported the girl to Calvary Hospital.

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Detectives are investigating the circumstances around the death however at this stage do not believe her death is suspicious.

AFP Forensic Services is conducting an examination of the scene.

Anyone who may have been at CISAC earlier today and is able to assist in the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Rollersk8r said :

Very strange. CT article says the father was forcing the girl to swim – and initially refused medical help.

Get’s even stranger now, WIn News reports Police say the girl was not in the water at the time.

Very strange. CT article says the father was forcing the girl to swim – and initially refused medical help.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd11:20 pm 23 Mar 13

🙁 too sad.

Ohhh dammit… I was leaving CISAC with my son after his swimming lesson this morning, and saw the paramedics trying to resuscitate someone on our way out. Thank goodness we couldn’t see who they were working on – I’d imagined it would have been someone who’d keeled over during a gym session. I’m guessing it was a drowning though. There were two full size ambulances, plus another Subaru Outback style ambulance out the front – the ambo’s have obviously responded with everything available, but tragically it wasn’t enough.

Condolences to the family.

Very, very sad. My condolences and I wish the family comfort, fortitude and strength.
I was there for my friend many years ago the day his young brother died in a pool. Losing children is the most heartbreaking thing.

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