June 16, 2017 6:36 pm
Updated: June 17, 2017 1:11 pm

4-year-old calls 911 after babysitter nearly drowns in Newmarket pool: police

WATCH: A 19-year-old woman remains in critical condition after she was found unresponsive in a backyard pool in Newmarket Friday. York Regional Police confirm a child in her care called 911. Ashely Molnar reports.


A four-year-old girl is being credited for calling 911 after her babysitter nearly drowned in the backyard pool of a Newmarket home.

York Region paramedics and police said they were called to a house on Arnold Crescent, near Leslie Street and Davis Drive, before 5:00 p.m. Friday.

Emergency crews found a 20-year-old woman who was unresponsive. First responders began administering CPR and paramedics rushed the woman to a local hospital, where she is in life-threatening condition.

Insp. Russ Bellman said the girl called 911 just before 5 p.m., after her babysitter accidentally fell into the deep end of the in-ground swimming pool in Newmarket, Ont.

“She’s a pretty sharp four-year-old,” Bellman said.

“It just demonstrates how important it is to teach your kids – even at a young age – recognizing an emergency, knowing when and when not to call 911. And in this case obviously she recognized the emergency and knew enough to call 911.”

The incident is not being considered suspicious.

With files from Ashley Molnar and The Canadian Press

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