“THERE’S DEAD KIDS IN THE POOL!” Mom Makes Frantic 911 Call Not Realizing The Kids Were Her Twins
(BlackMediaScoop) A Florida woman placed a 911 call last week to report two children who appeared to be drowning in the neighborhood pool – not knowing that those were her own kids.
The incident took place last Thursday outside an apartment complex in Sunrise. On Tuesday, police announced that Althea Bradford’s 2-year-old daughter, Jada Roman, passed away after clinging to life for five days.
Jada’s twin brother, Henry Roman, remained in critical condition Wednesday at Plantation General Hospital, Sun-Sentinel reported.
The tragedy played out Thursday morning while Jada and Henry Roman were in the care of a baby sitter.
The unnamed woman told police that the twins sneaked out of her apartment at the Oasis of Springrtree housing complex while she was in the bathroom and made their way to the community pool some 150 feet away.
‘It appears that at one point, one of the children apparently manipulated the lock, at which time both exited the apartment and had a clear path from the apartment to the pool area,’ police said. The toddlers were discovered floating in the water by first responders, who arrived on the scene after getting a 911 call placed by the children’s unsuspecting mother.
Miss Bradford, who works at the Oasis property manager’s office next door to the pool, called police when she spotted the children. She did not know at the time that they were Jada and Henry, according to CBS Miami. ‘There’s two dead children in the pool! I just saw bodies!’ Miss Bradford said on the call placed at 11.02am.
According to estimates, by the time a police officer and firefighter responded to the call, the two children had been underwater for at least 4 minutes.
Medical professionals consider the 3-minute mark to be the cut-off point after which irreparable brain damage sets in due to lack of oxygen.
According to the Florida Department of Health, the Sunshine State loses more children under the age of five to drowning than any other state each year – enough kids to fill three to four pre-school classrooms.