Accident claims life of Manila toddler

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

A drowning accident claimed the life of two year old Ioanna Marcus on Sunday afternoon.

According to Manila Chief of Police Jackie Hill a 911 call was received at 1:49 p.m. to the Marcus home at 612 Leah Lane. Manila Officer James Skinner arrived at 1:52 p.m. and was assisted by Richard Stafford with the Manila Fire Department and State Trooper Todd Emison administering CPR until Medic I arrived. The child was transported to Great River Regional Hospital in Blytheville where she was later pronounced dead.

Ioanna is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Trent Marcus.

Hill said seven swimmers had just gotten out of the pool and came inside the home. They lost sight of child for just a few minutes and apparently she had gone back outside to the pool and fallen in.

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