A 3-year-old girl is recovering after nearly drowning in an apartment complex swimming pool and she’s alive all thanks to the quick actions of her cousin.
Firefighters say the girl was in the pool area with her family near 40th Street and Indian School Road. She didn’t want to leave the pool, so she jumped in and tried to swim, but started to go under. That’s when her cousin, who is a lifeguard, went to save her.
“Don’t get a false sense of security when there’s a lot of people around the pool,” said Sgt. Marty Nickel of the Phoenix Police Department. “That’s when you lose track of the little ones.”
The child was taken to an area hospital and is expected to be okay.
No names were released in this case.