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Child in extremely critical condition after near drowning incident

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A little girl is in critical condition at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg after an apparently accidental incident in a swimming pool at a residence in Spring Hill.

According to Denise Moloney, public relations manager for the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), at 4:15 p.m. on June 21, HCSO deputies and personnel from Hernando County Fire and Rescue (HCFR) responded to a call from a neighbor reporting that child had possibly drowned in the swimming pool of a residence at Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill. The neighbor, who is a nurse, began performing CPR on the child until the HCFR crew arrived at the scene.

The HCFR crew continued to perform life-saving measures on the child and transported her to Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville in critical condition.

She was subsequently taken to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, where she remains in “extremely critical condition.”

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Moloney had no further update on the child’s condition.

“Preliminary investigation reveals the drowning was nothing more than a tragic accident,” she said.

 “However, the case remains under investigation.


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