Last update: 5:16 p.m. EDT July 21, 2008

BURBANK, Calif., Jul 21, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The six-year-old daughter of Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood is in critical, but stable condition today after a pool accident in Los Angeles on Friday.

"Ruby was the victim of an accident that is potentially extremely serious, but she is doing quite well and the medical staff here at Cedars is optimistic that she will make a full recovery," says Dr. Keith Kimble, attending staff at the Cedars Sinai Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Los Angeles.

On Friday, Ruby and her twin sister Tessa were on a playdate with close friends of the family at a pool in the Hidden Hills area of Los Angeles. Contrary to recent Internet reports, the child was not doing cartwheels near the pool and did not hit her head. The accident did not occur at the Fleetwoods' home.

Fleetwood's wife Lynn says that Ruby is an extremely strong swimmer. The family says she was doing somersaults in the pool, became disoriented, and believes she must have swallowed a high quantity of water. She became unconscious in the pool, was revived by CPR, and was rushed by ambulance to West Hills Hospital where she was stabilized. Several hours later, she was transferred to Cedars Sinai Pediatric ICU where she is currently being treated.
The Fleetwood family asks that the media respect its privacy during this difficult time.

SOURCE: Luke Burland, Spokesperson to the Fleetwood family