August 20, 2021 — Updated see below
CHESTERFIELD, NJ (BURLINGTON)–Yesterday, August 19, 2021 at 4:13 p.m, Chesterfield Police, Fire Department, EMS and Paramedics were sent to a pond on Colemantown Drive for a drowning victim. The victim, reported as a child was flown by Cooper 2 Medical Helicopter to the trauma center for treatment. A landing zone was set up by the fire department in a field near Colemantown Drive and Bordentown Crosswicks Road.
UPDATE: According to a spokesperson from the Burlington County Prosecutors Office an 8-year-old girl was found in a retention pond at approximately 4:00 p.m. yesterday. Police, EMS and medics arrived on location and were able to get a pulse. She was flown to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, where she remains in critical condition. This is a tragic incident, and it was accidental. There is no suspicion of foul play.