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Teen Dies from Complications

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A 14-year old Kentucky victim of a near drowning died due to severe oxygen deprivation and brain damage. The teen nearly died in an accident in a Lexington swimming pool on July 20th.

On the morning of July 20th, the teen and a group of teenagers went swimming in a condominium complex’s swimming pool. The teen, at one point didn’t surface. Emergency personnel were contacted at this point. She didn’t surface because her hand was apparently trapped in one of the pool’s drains. Once police and EMS personnel were able to remove the girl from the pool, she was rushed to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

A statement by the Coroner’s Office estimates that the 14-year old was underwater for roughly 20 minutes before she was removed from the water. While she was resuscitated, she suffered severe anoxic brain injury.