Police: Trumbull woman saved girl, 5, from drowning

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Exterior, Trumbull Police Headquarters, in Trumbull, Conn. Police said a local woman rescued a 5-year-old girl from drowning after she went face-down in a pool at the Ten Apartments’ pool on Oakview Drive last Thursday, June 7, 2022.

Exterior, Trumbull Police Headquarters, in Trumbull, Conn. Police said a local woman rescued a 5-year-old girl from drowning after she went face-down in a pool at the Ten Apartments’ pool on Oakview Drive last Thursday, June 7, 2022.

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TRUMBULL — Police say a local woman saved a 5-year-old girl’s life after she pulled the child from an apartment pool and performed CPR.

Police said the incident occurred around 6 p.m. Thursday at the Ten Apartments’ pool on Oakview Drive.

The girl had been swimming in the pool with her mother and another child, police said Tuesday in a news release. The mother took her attention off the girl to help the other child, police said. The 5-year-old then ended up in the deep-end of the pool and went limp and face down in the water, police said.

The mother pulled the girl out of the pool “blue and unresponsive,” according to police. While her mother called 911, a bystander performed CPR and rescue breathing until the girl coughed up water and was able to regain consciousness, police said.

Police and paramedics found the girl conscious, alert and breathing at the scene. She was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for evaluation and is expected to fully recover, police said.

The statement from police did not identify the Trumbull woman who stepped in to resuscitate the girl.

“The Trumbull Police Department would like to remind everyone about water safety and the need to take precautions when children are swimming at the beach or local pools,” the agency said in a statement.