A teenage girl from Ottumwa nearly died this week after drinking too much alcohol with friends. Wapello County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a car accident at Camp Arrowhead Park Tuesday afternoon. They found two teenage girls who were intoxicated – one was passed out, the other unconscious and not breathing.
C-P-R was performed and the girl was resuscitated and taken to an Ottumwa hospital. She was later transported to University Hospitals in Iowa City. There’s no word on her condition. Investigators believe seven Ottumwa High School students skipped school Tuesday, stole a bottle of gin from Wal-Mart and drank it at the park.
After the teens realized two of the girls had too much to drink, a sober driver tried to go get help but crashed the car. Three of the seven teens are currently facing charges.