Drowning Victim Call: 12-Year-Old Girl Dies Day After Rescue From Swimming Pool At Tanglewood Apartments

On August 18, 2014, at approximately 12:00 p.m. the Arlington Heights Police Department, Mount Prospect Fire Department and the Arlington Heights Fire Department were dispatched to the swimming pool at the Tanglewood Apartment Complex, 2134 S. Goebbert Road for a 12-year-old possible drowning victim who was unconscious and not breathing.

The victim had been removed from the swimming pool by Tanglewood employees and they initiated CPR. Arlington Heights police officers arrived on scene and joined in the CPR efforts. The Mount Prospect Fire Department and Arlington Heights Fire Department arrived and initiated advanced life support measures.

The victim was transported to Northwest Community Hospital and subsequently transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital 225 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago. The victim did not recover, and was pronounced deceased this morning.

The victim was with a friend and a cousin visiting a family friend at the apartment complex. The children were swimming when the friend and cousin saw the victim in distress in the pool and alerted employees of the complex.

The cause of the death remains under investigation, however, foul play is not suspected. The name of the victim is being withheld pending the results of an autopsy by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.


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