Girl, 4, Recovers After Near-Drowning in Antioch

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    NBC New York
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    A 4-year-old girl has recovered after nearly drowning in a fitness  club pool in Antioch over the weekend.

    Contra Costa County Fire Marshal Lewis  Broschard said the near drowning happened at the In-Shape Sport gym at 4099 Lone  Tree Way shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday.

    Fitness center staff members pulled the young girl from the gym's  pool after she appeared to be drowning and performed CPR on her until  paramedics got there, Broschard said.

    A fire engine arrived at the scene within two minutes, and two  paramedics immediately began performing advanced life-saving techniques on  the girl, who had no pulse and wasn't breathing, he said.

    Broschard said fire personnel were able to resuscitate the girl,  who was breathing and had regained a pulse by the time an ambulance arrived.

    The girl was taken to Children's Hospital in Oakland, and she had  made a full recovery by Tuesday. She is alert, active and has regained all  motor skills with no loss of neurological functions, Broschard said.

    He said the incident is a reminder of the value of quick response  times and firefighters with emergency medical training. 

    Broschard encouraged parents and guardians to remember to keep a  close eye on children in and around pools as the weather heats up.

    Information about drowning prevention can be found at safekids.org
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