3:10:PM EST: Lawrence, NY – Nassau County Emergency Services has just transported two victims to St Johns Hospital following a drowning. One victim is reportedly a two-year-old child and is in cardiac arrest, and a 45 year-old is also reportedly in cardiac arrest.
UPDATE 4:55PM EST: YWN regrets to inform our readers of the passing of the 3-year-old child. The babysitter, reported to be a Hispanic female in her 40’s is currently in cardiac arrest as of this posting.
No further information can be released by YWN at this time.
UPDATE 5:00PM EST: Within minutes of the incident, Misaskim volunteers had picked up the father and arranged for him to be rushed to the hospital via police escort – as doctors worked feverishly to save both lives.
Misaskim is currently working with the NCPD and the Medical Examiner to have the body of the child released in a timely manner.
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UPDATE 5:05PM EST From WCBSTV: A 3-year-old Long Island girl died and a babysitter watching her remains fighting for her life after the two were found floating in the backyard pool belonging to the little girl’s family on Wednesday afternoon, CBS 2 has learned.
Officials said the young girl and her nanny, believed to be in her 30s, were rushed to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway after they were pulled out of the water about 2:45 p.m. by a man painting the girl’s house on Beechwood Drive.
It’s believed the young girl’s 5-year-old brother found the two floating in the pool and ran to tell the painter. The painter apparently tried to do CPR on the two while calling 9-1-1.
“He rushed out the pool, he got the child out first, then he got the sitter out, and then he tried to perform rescue breathing on both of them and at the same time make the call to 9-1-1. The man was in a very hard place, you have two people that needed his help, and he had to make a phone call to get additional help,” said Nassau Co. Det. Lt. Kevin Smith.
Officers from the fourth precinct arrived and tried to perform CPR on the victims as well.
The toddler was pronounced dead a short time later and the babysitter was placed on a ventilator. Her condition is not yet known.
The identities of the victims were not released.
Nassau County police are on the scene investigating.
UPDATE 7:20PM EST: Misaskim, who has been stationed at the hospital since just after the incident has confirmed that the maid has just passed away.
UPDATE 7:25PM EST: YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Naama Markovits A”H, daughter of Yehuda and Cindy Markovits (of Lawrence-Sutton Park). The Levaya will be held tomorrow, Thursday, June 24th @ 1:00 PM at Shor Yoshuv.
(Yehuda Drudgestein – YWN)