Douglaston, Queens—One boy drowned and another recovered in two pool incidents on July 4.
Police report that Christos Voulkoudis, 4, drowned while at a party with his family at 224 Beverly Road in Douglaston. The boy, who lived elsewhere, was transported to North Shore University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Witnesses said it was a tragic accident and that Christos was already unconscious when discovered in the pool.
A happier outcome occured in Glen Oaks, when lifeguard Emily Harms, 21, helped save the life of an 11-year-old boy, who apparently suffered a seizure in the water at the Royal Ranch Club community pool.
The boy, who was not identified, has a history of seizures and was playing in the shallow end when he went under. His mother rescued him and Harms proceeded to perform CPR on the youth.
He eventually came around, coughing up water and was taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center where he is expected to make a full recovery.
Harms of Bellerose was back at work on Thursday. She is entering her senior year at Providence College, in the fall. “We are very proud of her,” said her father, Charles Harms Jr.“