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Officers pull unconscious toddler from pool, revive her

July 9, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two police officers pulled an unconscious toddler from a backyard swimming pool in New Jersey’s largest city and revived the child.

Newark officers Malikul Aziz and Shaquille Johnson responded to the Third Avenue East home around 4:10 p.m. Sunday and pulled the 2-year-old girl from the pool. They gave the girl first aid and cleared her airway before she was brought to a hospital where she was treated and released.

A police spokeswoman says the girl was wearing a flotation device and that her father and a family friend were home at the time. But it’s not yet known how the child became submerged.

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