July 31, 2015 10:03 am
Updated: July 31, 2015 6:21 pm

Off-duty police officer revives girl found unconscious at bottom of pool


WATCH ABOVE: Police say children and off-duty police officer at a family gathering helped save the life of a three-year-old girl who almost drowned in a Whitby pool. Marianne Dimain has the story.

WHITBY, Ont. – Durham Regional Police say an off-duty officer revived a three-year-old girl who was found at the bottom of a swimming pool in Whitby, Ont.

Police say a five-year-old boy noticed the child unconscious at the bottom of the pool on Thursday night.

Several families from a church were in the backyard of the residence but had been distracted after another child slipped on the pool deck.

An older child brought the three-year-old to the surface and police say an off-duty police officer who was at the gathering began performing CPR.

Police say he was successful in reviving the girl and she was taken to hospital, where she was in stable condition.

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