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Jamie Lynn Spears' Daughter Was Trapped For Several Minutes

More details have emerged since the awful news that Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter Maddie had been involved in an ATV accident.

According to PEOPLE, the eight-year-old was driving the All Terrain Vehicle - which TMZ reports, was a present for the child's seventh birthday - when she swerved to avoid a drainage ditch.

It was then that the vehicle flipped into a pond, sinking nearly immediately and trapping Maddie while Jamie Lynn and her husband Jamie Watson watched in horror.

"Within seconds the child's mother, step-father and other family members reached the pond, dove in and attempted to rescue the child to no avail," PEOPLE continued. 

Police have since issued a statement, in which they revealed that: "The child was trapped and secured by the seatbelt and the ATV's safety netting. Within two minutes, Acadian Ambulance Services arrived and assisted in freeing the child from the cold waters."

Maddie was then airlifted to a nearby New Orleans hospital where she remains in a stable but critical condition.

Britney Spears, Maddie's aunt, posted a photo to social media, asking for "wishes and prayers".

Our thoughts are with the Spears family during this incredibly difficult time.

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