A 13-year-old girl who was pulled from a Crestwood pool after nearly drowning died Sunday from complications of near-drowning and congenital cardiovascular disease, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
Elissa Adams, 13, of the 7700 block of West 162nd Street, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead, according to the report.
During the incident at a Crestwood pool on July 10, Elissa suffered an arrhythmia and a seizure, which caused her to ingest water. She was pulled from the pool and adults performed CPR. She was rushed to Palos Hospital and within an hour was transferred to Hope Children's ICU, according to a fundraising page established by the family. She succumbed to her complications four days later.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 17 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Vandenberg Funeral Home, 17248 S. Harlem Ave. A funeral Mass will be held Friday at 10 a.m., at St. Stephen Deacon and Martyr Church, 17500 S. 84th Ave., Tinley Park, according to her obituary.
The family asks for donations to the Ronald McDonald House, "In Memory of Elissa."