2-year-old girl dies in drowning incident at Texas lake, officials say – mySA

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Lake Meredith National Recreation Area.
A 2-year-old girl died following a drowning incident on Saturday, July 16 on Lake Meredith, a body of water near Amarillo and the Panhandle. News Channel 10 reported that Texas Game Wardens found the girl and immediately performed CPR while driving to another area for more advanced care. 
However, the Fritch Volunteer Fire Department blocked the road allowing for an ambulance to come in after a drunk driver ran into a fire truck, delaying response by about 20 minutes.
The news station reported that the driver, Damon Elliot Creek, was arrested and had multiple charges against him, including public intoxication, interfering with public duties, duty on striking an unattended vehicle, driving while license invalid, and failure to identify.
The girl was eventually transported to Golden Plains Community Hospital, where they continued CPR. After about an hour of CPR, the girl died. It’s unclear how she may have drowned in the lake. Officials deemed the death an accidental drowning.
The Texas Game Wardens have been urging others to stay safe and wear a life vest while in the water this summer. The warning comes after the Texas Game Wardens had a busy Fourth of July weekend. Texas Game Wardens dealt with one boating death and 10 open-water deaths on Texas waterways.
The boating-related death occurred on Canyon Lake. Open-water fatality locations included Lake Ray Hubbard, West Galveston Bay, Lake Houston, Lake Conroe, Guadalupe River, Lake Travis, Lake Texana, Canyon Lake, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Priscilla Aguirre is a general assignment reporter for MySA.com | priscilla.aguirre@express-news.net | @CillaAguirre.


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