A 6-year-old girl nearly died in a drowning accident at the Marquette Pool in south St. Louis on Tuesday. According to first responders, a young girl first noticed the drowning 6-year-old and helped pull her out along with on-duty lifeguards. The lifeguards began CPR. 911 was called by a park ranger and first responders shocked her heart when they arrived. She was rushed to a hospital and was breathing with the help of life support. Her condition went from critical to stable. It is still unclear how the little girl went under the water. Marquette Pool is the largest free public pool in St. Louis City. City officials will review the incident to see if any pool regulations need to be changed. It is unknown if the 6-year-old girl will suffer from any life long injuries.
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