Ridgeland police investigating hotel drowning incident

Ridgeland police investigating hotel drowning incident


RIDGELAND — Police are investigating a near drowning that sent a six-year-old girl to the hospital.

“This is an ongoing investigation and information will be released as it becomes available,” Police Chief Brian Myers said. “Thank you for your patience,”

The initial call came in on Saturday, May 11, at about 5:39 p.m., Myers said, Ridgeland Police responded to the Drury Inn, 610 East County Line Road, to a report of a drowning.  

According to Myers, the first officer on the scene encountered an unresponsive six-year-old female on the edge of the pool. Reportedly the child was removed from the water by a family member.  

“Rescue efforts were initiated immediately as Ridgeland Fire and Pafford Ambulance Service responded and arrived,” Myers said.

The child was transported to Blair E. Batson under law enforcement escort.  

The child remains in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at this time, Myers said.

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