Officials at Camp Judson on Monday released information on a swimming incident that sent a 9-year old girl to the hospital Sunday evening to be checked out. The incident happened in a swimming pool, not in a pond as first reported by 9-1-1 dispatchers.
According to a statement from the camp's managing director, Kevin Saxton, the girl was in the pool for a voluntary swim test, when she went under the water briefly. The test is conducted under the watch of lifeguards who keep a rescue ring in reach of the campers. When the swimmer failed to grab the ring and had difficulty swimming lifeguards jumped in and assisted her to the edge of the pool.
The child was checked out by camp medical personnel and taken to UPMC Hamot by ambulance for evaluation. She was released to her parents Sunday night and returned to camp on Monday.