Five-year-old still in hospital following near-drowning in China Grove

Published 11:45 am Tuesday, June 7, 2016

CHINA GROVE — A 5-year-old girl remains in the hospital today, just two days after she nearly drowned Sunday evening during a family gathering in China Grove.

Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a Thunder Road home around 5:30 p.m. in response to a call about a young girl who was unconscious, officials said.

According to Rowan Sheriff’s officials, someone at the gathering heard a loud scream and another person yelled to call for 911. The child was pulled from a pool and someone there administered CPR prior to first responders’ arrival, said Capt. John Sifford.

The person was able to feel a pulse and the child was breathing at the scene. She was taken by ambulance to Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast. She has since been moved to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte and is reportedly doing well.

— Shavonne Walker