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Child revived after mishap

A child thought to be unconscious was pulled from a swimming pool at a house in Waverley Street in Elgin yesterday afternoon.

She was successfully revived by family members.

Police, St John Ambulance and firefighters responded to the emergency at around 4pm.

“The four-year-old girl was playing in a Para-type pool in the front yard of the property when it happened,” a St John spokesman said.

“She got caught up in a toy she was playing with in the pool and ended up upside down.

“The child was supervised. Her mum was there with her the whole time.

“It was her mother who pulled her out and started resuscitation,” he said.

The child responded quickly.

“The mother and another family member carried out resuscitation for only 10-15 seconds until the child recovered and started to cry.”

The little girl was transported to hospital by ambulance for assessment in the Emergency Department.

“Her status was moderate to serious.

“It was a freak accident.

“It was really good the family were able to get the little one out of the pool quickly and in time. They did great.”