Incident at 2020 Bentworth
May 21, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating the drowning of a child at 2020 Bentworth about
7:30 p.m. on Friday (May 20).
The identity of victim, 12, who lives in the
apartment complex at 2020 Bentworth, was not released.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. D. Newcomb
and Officer T. Huynh reported:
The victim, her brother and another friend jumped
the locked gate surrounding the apartment complex's swimming pool
and began wading in the pool. The girl waded in the three-foot
deep section and proceeded toward the five-foot deep section of
the pool where she suddenly disappeared into the murky water.
Several citizens pulled the child from the pool
and began CPR until paramedics arrived. She was transported to
Memorial Hermann Hospital where she is currently listed in critical
Investigation to continue.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.