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Toddler in critical condition after falling into pool

July 23, 2019

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 15-month-old girl is in critical condition after being found unconscious in a swimming pool.

Clearwater police tell news outlets that the girl’s family had been in an enclosed pool area at their home when they went inside to prepare dinner on Monday night. A rear sliding glass door was inadvertently left opened and the toddler apparently slipped outside and fell into the swimming pool.

Police say the girl’s 7-year-old sister pulled her out of the pool. Family members started CPR and called 911. She was taken to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa.

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