Lawrence, New York – A 3-year-old Frum Jewish, Long Island girl, Naama Markovits A”H, daughter of Yehuda and Cindy Markovits (of Lawrence-Sutton Park), died and a babysitter watching her remains fighting for her life after the two were found floating in the backyard pool belonging to the little girl’s family on Wednesday afternoon.
Officials said the young girl and her nanny, believed to be in her 30s, were rushed to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway after they were pulled out of the water about 2:45 p.m. by a man painting the girl’s house on Beechwood Drive.
It’s believed the young girl’s 5-year-old brother found the two floating in the pool and ran to tell the painter. The painter apparently tried to do CPR on the two while calling 9-1-1.
The toddler was pronounced dead a short time later and the babysitter was placed on a ventilator. Her condition is not yet known.
Chesed Shel Emes is currently on the scene. Nassau County police are investigating.
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Update: The nanny has been pronounced dead at the hospital. The nanny was identified as Lorena Canales-Mejia, 32, of Inwood.
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