BRIDGEWATER (CBS) — A 5-year-old girl is now expected to make a full recovery after nearly drowning at an in-ground pool at a Bridgewater home last weekend. She was saved by members of the Bridgewater Police and Fire Departments last Saturday.
Bridgewater Fire and Police chiefs were notified on Friday that the girl has now regained consciousness and has been released from the hospital.READ MORE: Woman Killed In Shooting Near Roslindale Pharmacy
According to officials, the girl was trying to get a toy from the edge of an in-ground pool on College Road when she fell without a flotation device.
One of the several adults who were around the pool at the time saw her unresponsive in the water and jumped in to get her.
Bridgewater Police were called around 5:30 p.m., and, before they arrived, off-duty Brockton firefighter Elisha Eleyi and Massachusetts State Police Trooper Taylor Irish were performing CPR on her.READ MORE: Are Masks Back In Massachusetts? Officials Weigh A Mandate Following CDC Guidance
Once police arrived, three officers took over and continued performing CPR until paramedics from the fire department were at the scene.
The girl was later taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton and then transferred by helicopter to Mass General in Boston.
“She was approximately in the pool for about two minutes and if she didn’t have an individual jump on her like these first responders did, she probably wouldn’t be here today,” said Firefighter James Reidy. “Obviously, as you guys know, what’s going on in the state right now is kind of unheard of, with all the recent drownings, and just to have a good story for once is really nice.”MORE NEWS: Car Crashes Into Richardson's Ice Cream Shop In Middleton
Police have determined the incident was an accident and no charges have been filed.