CLOSE CALL: Girl Nearly Drowns In Pool

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Urbandale police say an 8-year old nearly drowned at an apartment pool.

Police say at 9 p.m. Friday night, a maintenance man with Westpointe Apartments was walking through the pool area at 2510 Canterbury Road.

That’s when he saw a young girl at the bottom of the shallow end of the pool.

Police say he immediately jumped into the pool and pulled the girl to safety.

When paramedics got there, they were able to help the girl breath. They then took her to the hospital for evaluation.

The pool does not have a life guard on duty and it’s not known why the girl was alone.