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Girl nearly drowns in west Phoenix pool, in critical condition

PHOENIX — A 5-year-old girl was in critical
condition after she was pulled from a Phoenix swimming pool.

Firefighters said the girl was swimming in a pool at a townhome community
Thursday near 43rd Avenue and McDowell Road with other people and adult

They said she was under water for two to five minutes before she was found and pulled out.

A volunteer firefighter and another woman performed CPR on the girl before
paramedics arrived. She had a pulse but was not breathing on her own when first
responders transported her to the hospital.

An investigation is ongoing.


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