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White Plains Teen, 15, In Critical Condition After Nearly Drowning In Peekskill Pool [Update]

The boy, along with three Peekskill teens, scaled the Depew Park pool fence at approximately 10:25 p.m. Saturday.

The Peekskill Police Department provided the following report: 

On Saturday, June 30th at approximately 10:25 p.m., four youths scaled an eight-foot-tall fence securing the pool located at the Depew Park complex located in Peekskill, New York.

The youths included three Peekskill boys, ages 15 and 16, and a 15-year-old White Plains boy. The youths entered the secured area in an effort to utilize the pool which was closed and unmanned.

During their swim, the 15-year-old White Plains youth required medical attention which the other youths attempted to render. The boys flagged down a passerby at which time the Good Samaritan climbed the fence and pulled the White Plains youth from the water.

One of the youths dialed 911 resulting in emergency service response. Officer John Marchioni was the first to arrive on scene and immediately began CPR on the youth. Peekskill Ambulance Corp transported the White Plains youth to Hudson Valley Hospital where he was treated and later transported via helicopter to Westchester Medical Center for further treatment. The White Plains youth remains in critical condition.

The case remains open pending further investigation.

The opening of the pool, which was scheduled at 1 p.m. today, will be delayed pending a Westchester Board of Health inspection, which is routine in this type of incident.

Updated at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 1: 

The Westchester Board of Health cleared the Depew Park pool to open at 3 p.m. Sunday, according to the Peekskill Police Department. 

Shug July 09, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Well said Larry. Some of these people are just one personal tragedy away from understanding why, despite your personal opinion, it's wisest just to wish the family well and leave it at that. If some of these ADULTS on here don't have enough sense to make wiser choices and post more uplifting comments in light of a tragedy, then how can you expect that kids will make the wiser choices? Kids will be kids but there is no excuse for some of you adults on here who are foolish enough to act as though this could never happen to your kids.
Peekskill truther August 05, 2012 at 02:35 PM
I'm 24 I live in Peekskill, they have police everyday in front of the middle school and highschool and all over the street at 3:00 pm when school's out. These kids are stupid loud obnoxious people. they taunt cars that beep at them when they are passing by everyday. kids in this town learn the bad things that go on, trust me. I've studied in these public schools in Peekskill. I'm your first hand experience of this situation. There are always kids undisiplined walking the streets at night. Who ever is the family member of the victim your a FOOL. The blame would be on the 15 year olds or the parents not the city. When the city of Peekskill has police to tell the kids to get off the road, off the icecream trucks that pass by. group crowds walking in middle of street during rush hour not giving a shit. Discipline those kids. Or they'll own you in the future.
Peekskill truther August 05, 2012 at 02:51 PM
I don't know how it is to be a parent, but somewhere along the line some parents that say " do you know how it is to tell a 15 year old what do". Your giving up way to quick an that's what they want. Trust me. Find different ways to get to your teen. These boys weren't children they are young men , they think about sex, vaginas, girls and the celebrity with the biggest tits, or the roundest booty, and pornography. We never liked being called boys, so stop thinking they were little boys they are teens, adolescent, young men. Treat and talk to them as young adults and not like little children. YOU'LL GET BETTER RESULTS. Again trust me.
countryboy August 05, 2012 at 05:46 PM
This is the first time I have heard about this. Does anyone know how the kid is doing?
leesther brown August 05, 2012 at 06:51 PM
He Passed...

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