A 19-month-old girl nearly drowned after she fell into an ungated pool at a Santa Ana residence, according to a news report.
The Orange County Fire Authority said that the near-drowning incident occurred at a house in the 2500 block of North Deodar Street in Santa Ana when the toddler fell into a pool as she tried to fish her doll out of it. Authorities said there were approximately 15 adults at the home, and that the girl was able to access the pool because it did not have a gate.
The unidentified victim was taken to Children’s Hospital of Orange County for treatment of “secondary drowning.” According to the OCFA, rescuers responded to 74 drowning calls in 2013; 35 people died in drowning incidents.
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