ALTADENA (CBSLA) — A 6-year-old girl drowned at a camp in Altadena Sunday.
The victim had to be resuscitated and was taken to Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. The girl was then taken to Children’s Hospital LA where she was declared dead.
On their website, Summerkids Camp, it says the No. 1 rule is to have fun.
Nationwide each year, there are more than 3,500 non-boating related drowning deaths. That works out to about 10 every day for a year.
“We teach them how to swim safely,” says Monique Gelineal, facility manager of LA Aquatic.
LA City parks recently told Mills that safety measures remain in place at all times.
“How to alert the lifeguards or anyone around them when they are in need of help. And just some general safety practices. How to reach for someone while keeping yourself safe, if they need assistance and what tools we have at the facility,”
On their website, Summerkids Camp, writes: “Our gated pool is equipped with the latest safety equipment. A lifeguard counselor sits in the lifeguard chair at all times when campers are in the pool. Other lifeguards are on duty on the sides of the pool and in the pool itself.”
Summekids Camp is located in Altadena Hills on 57 well-maintained acres.
Started in 1978 by Pasadena’s Dimassa Vamily, which still runs the camp.
The owners made it clear to CBS2’s Greg Mills they were not interested in talking about what happened to the 6-year-old.
Summerkids released the following statement Monday:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the camper’s family, who has requested privacy during this difficult time. Our entire camp community is in mourning, and we have made grief counselors available to campers, staff and parents. This is the first such incident at our camp in more than 40 years of operation, and we are conducting a thorough process to evaluate what occurred.”