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North Carolina Deputy Rescues Children from Pond after Father Throws Them in to Drown 0.

Police say Alan Tysheen Eugene Lassiter’s 3- and 5-year-old daughters were rescued from the water by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy and hospitalized.A Raleigh man accused of trying to drown his children in a Durham lake Sunday has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 3-year-old daughter. “CPS was trying to take my kids away from me.A North Carolina deputy just so happened to be in the right place at the right time this Sunday, and because of that, two children were saved from drowning.DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl died Wednesday, three days after her father tried to drown her and her sister in an apartment complex pond, police said.

But this story also comes with a sickening twist; the man that should have been concerned about their well-being—their father—had thrown his two daughters into the pond and had left them to drown. Off duty at the time, he rushed out with little more than his department t-shirt, badge, and flashlight to a situation that he knew very little about. Calista, who was submerged under water when an off duty sheriff’s deputy pulled her from the pond, had been listed in critical condition since she was taken to the hospital Sunday. On Sunday night, Lassiter flagged down passers-by at the Audubon Lake apartments and told them he thought his son had been kidnapped and needed help finding him, apartment complex manager Sylvia Scott said Tuesday.

Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez said at a news conference Monday he did not know whether the family had been the subject of earlier calls for intervention by police or social service workers. Olivia James, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Health and Human Services, said the agency doesn’t discuss individual cases to protect people’s privacy. The five-year veteran of the sheriff’s department said he and the arriving officers from the Durham police department performed CPR on the 3-year-old for about 15 minutes until medical help arrived. Ashley Ivey sought a domestic violence protection order and signed a statement May 15, 2009, that said Lassiter “threatened to throw hot oil in my face and cut my hair off.”

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