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Girl, 12, in hospital after near-drowning in Columbia River

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Posted on June 20, 2020

Photo Credit: KEPR-TV Action News

RICHLAND, WA – A 12-year-old girl has been sent to the hospital in serious condition after a near-drowning incident yesterday in the Columbia River, according to a report by KOMO News.

The accident happened while the girl was swimming without a life jacket at Howard Amon Park, near the boat dock.

The child went beneath the water and did not emerge for “several minutes,” the report says.

Witnesses on the scene promptly dove into the river to locate the child, and after a search, she was pulled out. Medics on the scene performed CPR on the girl.

After being rescued, the girl was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

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