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July 9, 2014

3-year-old girl nearly drowns in Gardner

A lifeguard resuscitated the child at the Gardner Aquatic Center.

A 3-year-old girl was resuscitated by a lifeguard who discovered her face down at the Gardner Aquatic Center on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The guard observed the child was unresponsive at 3:20 p.m. and began CPR. The girl then began breathing and vomiting on her own, police said. She was taken to a hospital for evaluation and was reported Wednesday night to be in stable condition.

Police concluded the incident was an accident and no neglect or abuse was involved.

| Matt Campbell, mcampbell@kcstar.com

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