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Charges unlikely in death of child
Drowning second at pool in three years
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Forsyth County News

An apparent drowning this week at a south Forsyth neighborhood pool was the subdivision’s second in three years.

And like the incident in 2006, no charges are likely to be filed, said Forsyth County Sheriff’s Capt. Frank Huggins.

“It was just a tragic accident,” Huggins said.

Tuesday night, 5-year-old Grace Xuan was taken to Emory Johns Creek Hospital after she was pulled from the bottom of the pool in the Avington subdivision off Mathis Airport Parkway.

She was later flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Hospital. Forsyth County Coroner Lauren McDonald confirmed that Xuan died at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday at the hospital.

He said her body was sent to the state medical examiner for an autopsy, the results of which were not available Thursday.

Huggins said the girl’s babysitter, 35-year-old Chiawee Tan, left the child with her twin sister, Chiahuai Tan, while she went to get Xuan’s clothes.

She came back about 10 minutes later and Xuan was at the bottom of the pool, he said.

There was no lifeguard at the pool, but a nurse who was there began CPR once Xuan was out of the water.

Fire and emergency medical personnel made several attempts to resuscitate Xuan, authorities have said.

According to sheriff’s office records, Rachael Nada drowned in the same pool on June 21, 2006.

Citing a report from the incident, Huggins said Nada was 2 or 3 years old at the time.

According to the report, two men at the pool jumped in and pulled the girl out. The deputy who responded to the incident tried to help revive her.

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