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1-year-old girl nearly drowns in St. Petersburg pool

Published Mar. 30, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG — A 1-year-old girl nearly drowned in a backyard pool Saturday morning but survived, officials said.

The incident happened just before 10 a.m. at a home at 5401 Westchester Blvd. in unincorporated Pinellas County near St. Petersburg, deputies said.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, the child's caregiver was preparing her home for a family get-together and the child was outside in the fenced-in backyard with a family friend. The caregiver went outside and noticed the girl was not near the friend and found her in the in-ground pool.

The girl was taken out of the pool and 911 was called. The girl, identified as 1-year-old Skylar Devlin ,was transported to a local hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

The near-drowning appeared to be accidental and no charges are pending, deputies said.


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