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.