Toddler Found In Lake

13 March 2013, 07:10 | Updated: 13 March 2013, 07:44

A two year old girl's critically ill after being found in a lake at Northampton's Billing Aquadrome holiday park.

The girl, who has not been named, was taken to hospital on the afternoon of Sunday 10 March 2013 after police were called to the site.  Details about what happened have only just emerged.

In a statement, a police spokesman said the incident appeared to have been an accident and was not being treated as suspicious.

The spokesman said: "A two-year-old girl, from Northampton, was found in a lake after being missing for a short time.

"Billing Aquadrome staff administered CPR at the scene before paramedics attended.''

The spokesman added: "The little girl was taken to Northampton General Hospital and later transferred to Glenfield Hospital in Leicester where she remains in a critical condition.''

A spokesman for Pure Leisure Group, which owns Billing Aquadrome, said staff at the park were "deeply saddened'' by the incident.

He said: "Everyone is deeply saddened and our thoughts go out to her parents and family. I have to praise the team at the park for their quick thinking in locking the site down immediately and launching a full search for the little girl.''