A 55-year-old Queens woman drowned in a pool in Dix Hills on Sunday afternoon hours after a toddler was saved from a near drowning in another pool in Lawrence.

Residents of a house on Polo Street in Dix Hills were cleaning up their backyard following a party they hosted the night before when they found a body in the deep end of their backyard swimming pool at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Suffolk County police said.

The residents called 911 and upon arrival, officers pulled the victim, who was identified as Rajkumari Motwani, from the pool. The victim, who was a guest at the party, was pronounced dead at the scene.

In the second case, Nassau County police officers responded to a report of a drowning of a 2-year-old boy who was found by his family in an indoor pool in Lawrence at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.

The boy was taken to a local hospital, where he is listed in serious condition. Fourth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.

In the Dix Hills case, Homicide Squad detectives did not find any criminality in their preliminary investigation, but detectives ask anyone with information on the incident to call them at 631-852-6392.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.