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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Quick action of babysitter may have saved child in pool

A toddler who nearly drowned in a backyard pool this afternoon on Raspberry Patch Drive in Greece is recovering tonight at Strong Memorial Hospital.

According to Greece Police, the quick action of an adult babysitter who performed CPR may have saved the child’s life.

Around noon, police and first responders from North Greece Fire Department and Greece Volunteer Ambulance were called to 185 Raspberry Patch Drive for a report of a child found non-responsive in a pool, according to police.

A 2-year-old child had apparently exited the residence and entered the above-ground pool via an attached deck.

While emergency crews were enroute, a babysitter at the home removed the child from the pool and performed CPR, which revived the child.

Police did not release the names of the child or babysitter.

According to police, at last check with the hospital, the child “was reported to be doing well.”