Girl saved from drowning after pool incident

A 5-year-old girl is recovering after being pulled unconscious from a swimming pool Sunday afternoon.

Bartholomew County deputies report that the girls was swimming with other children at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the 7000 block of West Paddock Lane when they found she was unconscious.

A family member who is also a nurse performed CPR until rescuers arrived. The girl was found to have a faint pulse and was taken to Columbus Regional hospital. She is reported to be in stable condition.

Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers says the incident should remind parents, that a fun swimming session can turn tragic in only a few seconds.

“I cannot stress how important it is for adults to keep a very close watch on children who are swimming.” Myers said. “This means being within hand’s reach, not talking on a phone, not checking Facebook, not chatting with friends, etc..”