New York: Woman swimming in pool dies after tree falls into water

A tree has fallen over a pool at the River Terrace Apartments in the Bronx, New York

A tree fell over a pool at the River Terrace Apartments in the Bronx, New York (Image: NBC New York)

Two women were enjoying a summer day swimming in a pool when a tree fell into the water and hit them, killing one.

A 50-year-old woman who was swimming in the pool behind the River Terrace Apartments in the Bronx suffered severe body trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Another 60-year-old woman who was in the pool also suffered body trauma and was taken to Allen Pavillion Hospital in critical but stable condition, police said.

The tree is the responsibility of the building owner and is not on public property, the City Parks Department told the New York Post.

A resident of the Palisades Avenue apartment complex, Miriam Allen, told the newspaper that Asian horn beetles had eaten trees on the property. She said she called 311 about the problem but nothing was done.

“Everyone was screaming, ‘Help! Help!” Allen, who lives on the third floor, told the newspaper. “My windows were open so I heard everything straight away. I looked down and saw the tree in the pool. I knew there were three or four people in it. ‘

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