UPDATE: Jersey City girl dies after being pulled from Jackson pool
JACKSON — The girl who was pulled from the deep end of the pool after a weekend graduation party has died in a New Brunswick hospital.
According to the Jackson Police Department, the girl, who was pulled from the pool on Saturday night, received first aid care and died after officers arrived on the scene within minutes of the call.
According to police, officers were called just after 6 p.m. on Saturday night after the girl was found in the deep end of a pool while her family was attending a graduation party at the home. Other people at the pool provided lifesaving measures to the girl until officers arrived at the scene.
The girl was originally taken to CentraState Medical Center in Freehold before being transported to St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick. She had been in critical condition Monday afternoon.
The girl's death was among many fatal drownings in the state this summer.
On Sunday, a 24-year-old Slovakian woman who was working the summer at Jenkinson's Sweet Shop in Point Pleasant Beach, drowned after going for a dip in the ocean at 2:30 a.m.
Also on Sunday, the body of another woman washed up on Sea Bright. She has not been identified.
Last month, a 12-year-old girl drowned in Sandy Hook; a 23-year-old father drowned in Lake Conway; a man drowned chasing a hat into Lake Hopatcong; a missing toddler was found dead in a home swimming pool in Galloway; and a 4-year-old girl died after being rescued from a South Jersey lake.
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