[TEXT OMITTED FROM SOURCE] girl died in an apparent drowning and an 8-year-old Southeast boy was critically injured in separate incidents yesterday at D.C. Recreation Department pools, police reported.
Police said Carmeletia Whitley, 10, of 1810 Randolph St. NE., was found apparently unconscious about 2 p.m. in the Langdon Park pool at 20th and Hamlin streets NE.
She was taken to Providence Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Police said she apparently had drowned but said an autopsy will be conducted.
According to police, she was found among about 40 children in the shah end of the pool.
In the second incident, Harrison L. Ross Jr., of 2343 Pitts Pl. SE, was pulled about 3:10 p.m. from the Fort Stanton pool at 18th and Erie streets SE, police said.
They said lifeguard Lori Lynn Rones pulled him unconscious from a section of the pool that was 10 feet deep and had been closed off.
After efforts to revive the boy by the lifeguard and rescue workers he was taken first to Greater Southeast Community Hospital and then to Children's Hospital, where he was reported in critical condition last night in an intensive care unit.
Full details of the incidents were unavailable last night. James F. Tompkins Jr., director of aquatics for the recreation department, said he was investigating both.
He said city pools are never opened to swimmers without trained lifeguards on duty, and that pool managers are constantly cautioned to allow in no more swimmers than can be safely watched by the lifeguards.