Watch CBS News

Westford Teens To Face Charges In 'Pool Hopping' Accident

WESTFORD (CBS) -- The two teens that went "pool hopping," leaving one of them with serious injuries, will face charges.

Westford teenager Kelsey Gallagher and friend Alexis Mcauliffe, 20, tried to go for a swim in Chester Cook's pool around 12:30 a.m. Monday.

The problem was Cook's pool is empty for repairs.

On Wednesday, police summonsed Gallagher and Mcauliffe  for trespassing.

After her friend jumped head-first into the empty pool, Mcauliffe banged on Cook's door to get help.

Gallagher is now at Brigham and Women's Hospital with a skull fracture, a broken wrist and a spinal injury.

Police say Mcauliffe told them the two were looking for pools to swim in.

Police say alcohol may have been a factor in the pool hopping but no alcohol was found at the scene.

Cook, is the building inspector in town. He said his pool is surrounded by a fence and was locked at the time.

Police say they are unsure when Ayer Court will schedule a hearing for the teens.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.