SOUTH HAVEN, MIU (WKZO) -- There has been another drowning in Lake Michigan, this time a 3-year-old girl was pronounced dead after attempts to revive her Wednesday evening failed.
South Haven Police report receiving a call for help to find a missing girl from South Beach at about 8PM. Before they were able to get there, the swimmers on the beach had already pulled her out of the water and begun CPR. Ambulance crews took over and they handed her over to staff at South Haven Community Hospital, who continued resuscitation efforts until it became clear that she wasn’t coming back. The victim’s name hasn’t been released pending notification of relatives.
Meanwhile, a 3-year-old rescued from a pool at Concord Place Apartments on Tuesday is reported in good condition after he was pulled from the water. Another resident, Julia Cretsinger, heard a cry for help from someone poolside, responded and began CPR on little Elisha Thompson. She says he was blue and unresponsive.
She continued working on him until an ambulance crew arrived and took over, and about 15-minutes after being pulled out of the pool, the boy began breathing on his own. His mother says he appears to be perfectly normal, calling it a miracle.