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Canal death girl had 'cardiac arrest'
10:08am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
AMBULANCE crews found the six-year-old girl in cardiac arrest after she fell into a canal in Kidderminster last night.
She was recovered from the water in Springfield Park - near the Wolverley Court Lock - but later died at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Emergency services responded to the incident just before 6.20pm following reports three children had fallen into the canal.
The two other children, a boy and a girl, who are believed to be six years old, were treated for hypothermia.
Two ambulances, an officer in a rapid response vehicle, together with the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and the CARE team, including a doctor, were called to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews joined other emergency services in searching a location near Springfield Park after reports of children in difficulty in the water.
“A female was recovered from the water and found to be in cardiac arrest. Resuscitation was immediately carried out on the child before the patient was later taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
“It is understood that the child later died in hospital.
“Two further children were treated at the scene for hypothermia. A boy and girl, believed to be 6-years old were out of the water when ambulance crews arrived. They were conveyed to Worcester Hospital.”