4-year-old girl hospitalized after near drowning in Derby

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DERBY, Kan. (KAKE) -

Derby police say a 4-year-old girl was hospitalized after she was found face down in a pool late Friday morning. 

Emergency crews were called just before 11:30 a.m. to a near drowning at pool in the 1400 block of South Hilltop. Lt. Kevin Jones said an adult rendered aid until EMS arrived and took the girl to a hospital. 

She was initially listed in critical condition, but Lt. Jones said while en route the hospital, the child was awake and her eyes were open.

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A group of children were playing in the pool at the time of the incident, Jones said. He did not have additional information to release.

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