Woman hospitalized after emergency call at swimming pool

08/21/2014 6:34 PM

08/21/2014 8:10 PM

A 35-year-old woman found unresponsive in a swimming pool at 13th and Rock Road was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition Thursday evening.

Wichita police Sgt. Ron Hunt said the woman’s boyfriend found her in the pool of the Heritage, 1441 N. Rock Road, and asked a family member to call 911 about 5:40 p.m. Rescue crews were summoned to the pool and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the woman before taking her to Wesley Medical Center by ambulance. She had been upgraded to critical condition at the time of transport, police and a Sedgwick County dispatcher said.

Hunt said Thursday that it wasn’t immediately known how long the woman had been in the water before she was found or when she was last seen. The pool is surrounded by a shoulder-high brick enclosure and trees, restricting a clear view from passersby. The woman, a Heritage resident, apparently was alone at the pool when she became unresponsive, Hunt said.

Hunt described the woman’s condition as “very critical.” He said police were talking Thursday to the woman’s boyfriend, relatives and others who live in the condos surrounding the pool “to see if anyone saw or heard anything.”

Yellow crime-scene tape cordoned off the pool entrance Thursday, as police lingered near the water. A crime scene investigation van pulled up after 7 p.m.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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