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Toddler critically injured in grandparents' pool

A 20-month-old boy was in critical condition at Tampa General Hospital on Thursday night after a relative found him floating in his grandparents' swimming pool.

Julian Martinez managed to slip out through an open sliding glass door about 10:30 a.m. at 6511 Travis Blvd., the Sheriff's Office said.

His grandfather, 49-year-old Julio Martinez, performed CPR after the child was found.

Julian was flown by helicopter to Tampa General.

89-year-old found

floating in pool dies

TAMPA _ An 89-year-old woman died Thursday after a maintenance worker found her floating in the swimming pool at the retirement complex where she lived.

Susan Newton was found in the University Village pool about 11:40 a.m., the Sheriff's Office said. She had last been seen about 10:15 a.m.

Newton was taken to University Community Hospital, where she died.

The pool at the retirement complex, at 12401 N 22nd St., has been closed for repairs since July 26.

Tim Parker, the executive director of University Village, said Newton was in good health and frequently used the pool and adjacent exercise area. The cause of her death has not been determined.

"We don't even know that she drowned," Parker said.

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