14-Year-Old Drowns in Apartment Pool in Silver Spring

Grace Tamo was trying to learn to swim at her family's new apartment complex

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    News4's Darcy Spencer spoke to the 14-year-old girl's father. He says his daughter didn't know how to swim. (Published Monday, June 16, 2014)

    A 14-year-old girl drowned at an apartment complex pool on Father's Day in Silver Spring.

    Grace Tamo was an only child. She was trying to learn to swim in the pool at her family's new apartment complex at 2217 Georgian Way, but somehow she ended up in the deep end.

    The first emergency call came in at 2:49 p.m. A lifeguard pulled her from the water and performed CPR until Montgomery County Fire and Rescue arrived and took over.

    Tamo was rushed to Holy Cross Hospital, where she later died.

    Police are treating the case as an apparent drowning, but a final cause of death will wait for the medical examiner's determination.

    The pool is at the Oakfield Apartment homes.

    Tamo would have been a freshman at Blair High School this fall.