16-year-old pulled from pool at Johns Creek apartment complex dies

Boy, 9, also pulled from water and resuscitated, police say

A 16-year-old girl has died after she and a 9-year-old boy were both pulled from the bottom of a swimming pool at a Johns Creek apartment complex Monday afternoon, officials said.

The teenager was immediately flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Scottish Rite Hospital but died there Tuesday morning, Johns Creek police said. Her identity is being withheld because she is a minor, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The 9-year-old is expected to make a full recovery after he was resuscitated.

Officers were called to the Estates at Johns Creek apartment complex on Addison Lane around 4:30 p.m., police said. A witness said she saw the two youths playing in the pool when she noticed they were underwater for too long.

The witness said she could not swim, so she ran to the apartment offices to get help, according to police. Three men from the office came outside and pulled the teen and the boy from the pool.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident but said it “appears to be an accident.”

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