ST. LOUIS (AP) – A girl has been taken to a hospital in critical and unstable condition after nearly drowning in a swimming pool at a St. Louis park.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1UDZqng ) reports that the incident happened at Marquette Park around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Captain Gregg Favre of the St. Louis Fire Department says the victim was between 5 and 9 years old.
Lifeguards had already pulled the girl from the pool and started CPR before firefighters arrived. The girl didn’t have a pulse and wasn’t breathing when firefighters and paramedics took over.
Favre says paramedics were able to shock her heart at the scene and were able to get back a heartbeat. She still wasn’t able to breathe on her own and was taken to a hospital.