Police Investigate Near-Drowning At Plainsboro Hotel

PLAINSBORO — Police are continuing to investigate the near-drowning of a 6-year-old girl, who was hospitalized after she was retrieved from a hotel swimming pool in the borough, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief Guy Armour of the Plainsboro Police Department announced Monday.

The child, a Trenton resident whose name was being withheld, was being treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where she was taken after she was found in the pool at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Princeton on Jan. 26.

Police responded to the hotel after receiving a call shortly after 8:30 p.m., alerting them to the near drowning. The child was taken to the University Medical Center at Princeton in Plainsboro before being transferred to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She was listed in guarded condition Monday.

An investigation by Detective Eric Potts of the Plainsboro Police Department and Investigator Frank DiNinno of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined the girl was at a birthday party attended by several adults who were supervising a group of children while they were swimming.

The child was retrieved from the pool when it was determined that she was in distress and police were notified.

The investigation is continuing, but no charges have been filed. Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Detective Potts of the Plainsboro Police Department at 1-609-799-2333, or Investigator DiNinno of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-732-745-4194.

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