Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

4-year-old in Ontario calls 911 after babysitter found in pool

Police say a 20-year-old woman was pulled from a pool in Newmarket, Ont., after the four-year-old girl she was babysitting called 911.

They say the babysitter, whose name hasn't been given, is in life-threatening condition.

Investigators say the four-year-old called 911 just before 5 p.m. Friday after her babysitter accidentally went into the deep end of a swimming pool.

Story continues below advertisement

The woman was unresponsive when she was pulled from the pool.

York Regional Police say the incident isn't considered suspicious, and the child was not injured.

Report an error

The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

We’ve made some technical updates to our commenting software. If you are experiencing any issues posting comments, simply log out and log back in.

Discussion loading… ✨

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Thank you!

You are now subscribed to the newsletter at

You can unsubscribe from this newsletter or Globe promotions at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or by emailing us at