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.