Deputies respond to near drowning in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Florida -- A one-year-old girl was transported to a hospital after almost drowning in a pool.

According to reports, they child's caregiver was preparing her home for a family get together while the child was outside in the fenced-in backyard with a family friend. The caregiver came outside and noticed the child was not near the friend and located her in the in-ground pool.

The child was quickly taken out of the pool and 9-1-1 was called.

The child was transported to a local hospital via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

The near drowning does appear to be accidental and no charges are pending at this time.


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