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DHFD responds to near drowning

Posted at 3:05 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 19:18:37-04

Drexel Heights Fire District responded to a drowning call in the 5100 block of south Spencer Monday.

According to DHFD, the victim's parents called 9-1-1 after they found their 18-year-old daughter at the bottom of their backyard swimming pool.

DHFD paramedics arrived and performed CPR. She was then transported to a nearby hospital where she was admitted and is now in the ICU.

Authorities say that she was a strong swimmer who was in the pool daily and has no medical concerns.

This is the seventh water incident in Pima County in 2017.