Menlo Park girl, 9, drowns in pool

A 9-year-old girl, Lahee Hong of Menlo Park, died Tuesday night as a result of a drowning at an apartment community pool in the 300 block of Sharon Park Drive in Menlo Park, police reported.

Lahee and her mother were visiting friends at the apartment complex. Lahee was playing around the pool and accidentally fell in while trying to retrieve a ball, according to Menlo Park police spokeswoman Nicole Acker. "It was an unfortunate accident," Ms. Acker said. "Our condolences go out to the family."

At 5 p.m. Tuesday, fire crews and police officers were called to the 300 block of Sharon Park Drive and found the girl near the apartment swimming pool unconscious and not breathing, police said.

Medical personnel administered CPR in an attempt to resuscitate her, and continued to do so as she was taken to Stanford Medical Center. Medical staff there also administered CPR.

Despite these efforts, the girl was pronounced dead by the attending physician, police said.


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Posted by Dawwn
a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

So unfortunate. My blessings go out to the family.

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Posted by Community member
a resident of Portola Valley: Portola Valley Ranch
on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Absolutely heartbreaking to read this sad story.
I am so sorry for the family's loss.

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Posted by Jo
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on Jul 16, 2014 at 1:02 pm

So very sad. My heart goes out to the family. I hope that the support that they get from family and friends will be helpful during this extremely difficult time.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jul 16, 2014 at 2:41 pm

How very sad. My condolences to this family.

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Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm

SteveC is a registered user.

yes, a very tragic accident. My condolences to the family.

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Posted by Srikanth
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 16, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Very unfortunate tragedy. Sincere condolences and prayers for the bereaved family.

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Posted by Tanya
a resident of Las Lomitas School
on Jul 17, 2014 at 3:18 pm

So sad, my daughter was her classmate. I'm still in shock.My condolences to her family.


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Posted by Goog
a resident of La Entrada School
on Sep 24, 2014 at 3:58 pm

She was a funny girl. I miss her dearly .

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