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Babysitter found unresponsive in pool after 4-year-old calls 911

June 17, 2017 12:07 PM
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Babysitter found unresponsive in pool after 4-year-old calls 911

York Regional Police say the woman, 20, remains in life-threatening condition

A 20-year-old woman remains in life-threatening condition in hospital on Saturday after she was found unresponsive in a backyard swimming pool in Newmarket, Ont., on Friday.

York Regional Police said a four-year-old girl at the residence in the area of Davis Drive and Leslie Street called 911 just before 5 p.m.

Insp. Russ Bellman, duty inspector for York Regional Police, said the girl reported that the babysitter had gone into the deep end of the pool.

The girl's condition has not changed since Friday and next of kin have been notified. The child was not injured.

On Friday, police said members of Central York Fire Services were the first to arrive at the home and a firefighter dove into the pool to pull the woman out.

Paramedics performed CPR on the woman before she was taken to hospital, York Regional Police told CBC Toronto. (CBC)

​Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident and police said it appears there was not a party going on at the time.

Police said it's not clear how the woman entered the pool. The incident is not considered suspicious.

Anyone with information is urged to call the York Regional Police no. 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7241, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips.

An anonymous tip can be left online at or texted to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.


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