Girl, 6, dies after drowning call in Raleigh
Posted July 8, 2013
Updated July 9, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — A 6-year-old girl died at WakeMed Monday night after police were called to a Raleigh home about a possible drowning.
Officers responded to the 2700 block of Barmettler Street, near Wade Avenue and Dixie Trail, around 6:45 p.m.
Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Tuesday that foul play does not appear to be a factor in the girl's death.
Neighbors said a woman lived at the house with a little girl, but they weren't sure of their relationship.
Raleigh police on Tuesday released a recording of a frantic 911 call from a woman identifying herself as the child's mother. In the call, the woman tells emergency services that the girl is blue and not breathing.
The call-taker repeatedly tries to calm the woman and instructs her to perform CPR. The call disconnects after several minutes, and when the call-taker calls back, the woman tells her that authorities have arrived.
No other details, including the girl's name, were immediately available.