Twins Angel and Aubrie. Angel was rushed to the hospital Sunday after drowning in an unattended pool. Aubrie is in critical condition.
SOUTH BOSSIER, LA (KSLA) -
The picture of Sunday's tragic events that led to the drowning of one 4-year-old girl drowned and left her twin sister critically injured is becoming clearer.
The girls' aunt says their mother and a friend were with them at the Bellaire Elementary School playground when in a matter of seconds, the girls wandered off. When their mother couldn't find them, she called her mother, the girls' grandmother, who also began searching.
Sarah Castine says that when the grandmother saw that there was a broken fence between the playground and a residential pool, she realized where the little girls were. She rushed in through the fence, jumped in the pool, pulled the twins out and began CPR on one of them while the friend of the children's mother began CPR on the other.
The pool's owner called 911.
Firefighters arrived to the home in the 3500 block of Glasscock and took over CPR and attempted other life-saving measures. Angel was rushed to Willis Knighton Pierremont, where she was pronounced dead. Her sister, Aubrie, remains in critical condition at Willis Knighton South.
Bossier City has adopted the International Swimming Pool Code. The section of the code relating to outdoor swimming pools states that "all outdoor aquatic vessels shall be surrounded by a barrier." Section 305.2.2 states that "any openings in the barrier shall not allow passage of a 4" diameter sphere.
Click here to view the entire section of the swimming pool code.
An account has been set up in the children's names. Contributions can be made at any Barksdale Federal Credit Union branch, under the account name of Angel and Aubrie Smith.