Girl dies after Monroe Co. swimming accident

August 12, 2008 5:40:56 AM PDT
A coroner says a 5-year-old girl who was pulled from a Monroe County lake by lifeguards last week has died of complications from the near drowning. Lehigh County coroner Scott Grimm confirms that Juliette Harper, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Sunday night.

The girl had disappeared beneath the surface of the water while swimming at a private beach at Pocono Lake Preserve in Tobyhanna Township on Monday, Aug. 4.

Two lifeguards pulled her from the lake and revived her and she was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Grimm says Juliette's death has been ruled accidental.

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