A near-drowning at Great Wolf Lodge has left a 3-year-old girl in stable condition.
The little girl was found unresponsive at the bottom of an activity pool at approximately 8 p.m. on Friday, May 29 at Great Wolf Lodge in Scotrun, Monroe County.
Detective Tom Lynott of the Pocono Township Police Department said the whole incident occurred in a little less than two minutes. The girl was playing in the three-foot-pool with her cousin when she wandered off without a life jacket on. As soon as they noticed the girl at the bottom of the pool, the Great Wolf Lodge lifeguards started performing CPR. She was later flown by helicopter to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, where she was listed as being in stable condition as of Saturday, May 30, according to WFMZ-TV 69.
“I’ve heard from family members she’s doing fairly well and they’re expecting a full recovery,” Lynott told the news site.
The child’s family members told Lynott that they were very impressed at how quickly the Great Wolf Lodge staff responded to the situation.
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“The family felt the lifeguards acted very quickly and professionally, and they have nothing but good things to say about their actions,” Lynott said.
Township police said the doctors are planning to perform an MRI to determine the extent of her injuries, the Allentown Morning Call, reports.
The child’s name has not been released at this time for privacy reasons.
Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor water park resort. They currently have 13 locations throughout the United States and Canada.
“Our massive, 84-degree indoor water park contains thousands of square feet of family fun, from jaw-dropping slides for the thrill seekers to zero-depth entry playgrounds for the little ones,” the resort’s website reads. “Splash the day away while creating unforgettable memories – together.”
“Great Wolf Lodge is jam-packed with family-friendly fun; discover all of our resort activities and attractions waiting for you. Test your skills and challenge your friends in the sprawling Northern Lights™ Arcade or grab a wand and battle a dragon in MagiQuest, our live-action adventure game where the resort transforms into an extended, enchanted journey.”
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