Infant in serious condition after being found in pool

Posted at 11:42 PM, Sep 06, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-06 23:59:20-04

Children were comforted by family friends outside a Chesapeake home where an 18-month-old girl was found in a pool this evening.

She is currently in serious condition.

It's difficult to explain to young children, but age doesn't make it any easier.


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Crime tape surrounds the family's above ground pool. A police chaplain talked to people grieving.

A family friend tells Newschannel 3 the infant's father rode in the ambulance with his little girl to Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters.

It happened just before 6 p.m. on Thursday evening, and as police cars lined Indigo Road, neighbors took notice, worry set in as they heard the news.

"It's absolutely terrible," said Peter Stevens, a neighbor. "I have an 18-month-old daughter myself. I cannot imagine what they're going through. There's no words for that."

Investigators in the backyard compared notes. On the other side of the house, a few family friends came together.

Armed with prayers, they're hoping for the best.