FD: Bystander performs CPR on 4-year-old girl after near-drowning

AVONDALE, AZ - A 4-year-old girl has been taken to the hospital after a near-drowning incident in Avondale.

Avondale Fire Department spokesman Steve Ellsworth said a bystander gave the child CPR before paramedics arrived at the apartment community near El Mirage and Indian School roads.

Ellsworth said the girl was estimated to have been under water for about three minutes.

He said she was conscious, alert and crying when taken by ambulance to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Ellsworth did not know where the incident happened within the community.

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