Location: McLean, Va. - Reporter: Kevin Schultze - Posted: June 18, 2002
10:25 AM EST
The family of Former Secretary of State James Baker is grieving over
the sudden death of his granddaughter.
Outside the expansive home on Alps Drive in McLean, Virginia, a large
white tent stands after a graduation party that suddenly turned tragic.
Sources say, Bakers 7-year-old granddaughter, Graham Baker drowned in a
Fairfax County Police tell ABC 7, around 5:41 p.m. Saturday Graham
Baker was playing in the hot tub in the rear of the home
in the 1300 block of Alps Drive, when she was puffed under water by the
powerful suction of the drain.
A family member found the girl. called 911. and she was
transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least
700 people have died in hot tubs since 1980. One third of those were
drowning to children under age five.
The commission urges hot tub owners to follow these safety