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Three In Grave Condition After Getting Pulled Out Of A Hollywood Motel Pool

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Hollywood Premiere Motel (Photo by Juliet Bennett Rylah/LAist)
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Authorities found a woman and two children "pulseless" after they pulled them out of a Hollywood motel pool this afternoon.

The L.A. Fire Department was notified about the incident at 3:34 p.m. that occurred at the Hollywood Premiere Motel located on the 5300 block of Hollywood Boulevard, according to KABC. A man, a woman and four children were swimming at the pool when two of the kids went into the deep end. (See update below.) They struggled in the water and the woman tried to save them, but all three of them ended up submerged underwater. A passerby pulled them out.

The three were not breathing and in grave condition when authorities found them. The LAFD administered CPR on them, and they were rushed to a hospital, according to the L.A. Times.

UPDATE 8/5, 8:42 a.m.: More details have emerged about how the incident unfolded. The 36-year-old woman was by the pool where her four children were swimming, according to the LAFD. When her 11-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter drifted into the deep end and struggled, she jumped in the 7 1/2-foot deep pool fully clothed to save them. Neither she nor her children could swim, and there wasn't a lifeguard on duty, LAFD spokesman Peter Sanders told NBC Los Angeles.

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Earlier reports said that there was a man in the pool as well, but authorities later said the he had walked away from the pool when the incident happened. He was with the family, but it's not clear at this moment his relationship with them.

City News Service reported that as of 6:30 a.m. today, the three family members are still in grave condition.