CATSKILLS: Child Pulled From Swimming Pool In Fallsburg


A young child was pulled from a swimming pool in Fallsburg on Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred at around 3:45PM at Harmony Estates on Laurel Avenue. Catskills Hatzolah responded to the scene, and initially requested a chopper to airlift the child to a trauma center.

The child was instead transported by Hatzolah to a hospital.

Sources tell YWN that the child was initially not breathing and Hatzolah initially performed CPRM on the child. Bichasdei Hashem, the child was conscious and alert when transporting the child.

This is the second child to have nearly drowned in the Catskills in the past two days. On Thursday, YWN reported about an incident at Leisure Lake Estates in Swan Lake.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)



  1. This is the 2nd such incident this week with a young child. Hopefully parents will be more watchful over the rest of the summer.

  2. You do not have to be a genius to figure out what our obligation is: watch your children more diligently.

    children die from neglect or even improper supervision.

  3. Don’t know about this one, but the Leisure Lake incident happened when the day camp took the kids swimming not because of parent neglect.

  4. To all, especially Rebbe Yid: I’m personally familiar with this story. There was a licensed lifeguard on duty who pulled the child from the pool and was the one to perform CPR. Hatzolah was called in obviously but the child’s life was saved by the lifeguard who responded quickly and professionally. Don’t jump to conclusions without knowing the true facts.