Nova Scotia

Girl transferred to Halifax after possible drowning in Wolfville

A nine-year-old girl has been transferred to Halifax's IWK Health Centre in critical condition after a possible drowning at the Old Orchard Inn in Wolfville, N.S., say RCMP.

A nine-year-old girl has been transferred to Halifax's IWK Health Centre in critical condition after a possible drowning at the Old Orchard Inn in Wolfville, N.S., say RCMP.

RCMP Sgt. Brigdit Leger told CBC News the RCMP was called to the hotel's pool at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Friday.

She was initially taken to Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, then transferred to the IWK early Saturday morning — about an hour drive from Wolfville.

There is no more information available on the girl.

No one at the Old Orchard Inn would comment to CBC News on the incident when contacted Saturday morning. The pool was closed Saturday "indefinitely."

Investigators do not suspect foul play.

Corrections

  • A previous version of this story stated a girl has been taken to hospital after a near-drowning at the Old Orchard Inn, but in fact the RCMP were called to a possible drowning.
    Jul 03, 2012 2:58 PM AT

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