Girl, 4, hospitalized after near-drowning at Northeast Side home, San Antonio police say

SAPD says the child fell into a pool in the backyard

SAN ANTONIO – A 4-year-old girl is in the hospital after a near-drowning in her backyard pool on the Northeast Side, according to San Antonio police.

Police say the incident happened in the 5200 block of Prince Valiant Drive, near Raybon Drive and Midcrown Drive, around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday.

An officer said a mother was inside her home cooking when she noticed her daughter had fallen into a pool that was about three-quarters full in their backyard.

Police said when they arrived at the house, the child was not breathing.

Officers performed CPR until paramedics arrived. She was then transported to a downtown hospital.

At last check, the girl is in critical condition in a pediatric intensive care unit, SAPD said in a report on Thursday.

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