2012-07-13 / Front Page

Young swimmer okay after drowning scare

Michael Kelley
Staff Writer

    A 7-year-old child that had been in danger of drowning in the pond at Wassamki Springs Campground on the afternoon of July 12 has been discharged from Maine Medical Center.      

   “The child is home now and appears to have no lasting effects from the incident,” Scarborough Police wrote on the department’s Facebook page.

    Officer Craig Hebert indicated in a media release that Scarborough Police, as well as Gorham Police and Gorham Fire and Rescue were called to Wassamki Springs at 1:18 p.m. to respond to a drowning child. Representatives of Wassamki Springs, which is located at 56 Saco St. on the Scarborough/Gorham line, had no comment on what occurred. Swimming in the pond is “at your own risk” according the Wassamki Springs website.

    Scarborough Police said in a Facebook post that a 13-year-old onlooker and his mother pulled the child from the water. The release states a lifeguard administered CPR and revived the child, who was transported to Maine Medical Center for further treatment.

    The identities of the victim, witnesses and lifeguard have not been released. The incident continues to be investigated.

 Staff Writer Michael Kelley can be reached at 282-4337, ext. 237.


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