July 30, 2013 1:10 pm
Updated: July 30, 2013 6:38 pm

Child in hospital after being pulled from pool in Vaughan


WATCH: A child nearly drown Tuesday while at a crowded Vaughan pool. Laura Zilke reports. 

TORONTO – Questions are being raised after a four-year-old girl was pulled from the bottom of a private pool inside a fitness complex in Vaughan Tuesday morning.

York Regional Police say the 9-1-1 call came in at 9:44 a.m. and was told a child went under the water in a pool at 130 Racco Parkway.

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Emergency crews found the girl unconscious and without vital signs. CPR was performed on scene and she was then transported to a local hospital and is currently in grave condition.

Police say the child was under the water for just over a minute.

Authorities say the girl was taking part in a camp.

A mother whose two children were in the same group said they were both shaken up over the incident.

“My daughter called and said that a little girl had drowned and she was really really upset,” said parent Wendy Kwantes in an interview with Global News.

Kwantes said she recently enrolled their children to the camp just last week.

“I was concerned that if this happened in the pool, that obviously there wasn’t enough supervision. I don’t know what the situation was inside,” she said. “I don’t feel comfortable at this time, I’m concerned.”

Another parent said she pulled her child from the camp program last year after similar concerns.

“The supervision was very minimal,” said Michelle, who did not want to give out her last name. “It’s shocking because my friend took her child to the camp. So I’m worried. But hopefully everything is ok. When you have a camp you need to have a responsibility, it’s not like babysitting.”

Police are conducting an investigation and are encouraging anyone who was at the scene to come forward.

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