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Girl Critical After Falling into Outdoor Pool

Posted at: 12/10/2012 10:08 AM

RICHFIELD, Minn. (AP) - A 6-year-old girl was critically injured when she fell into a backyard pool in Richfield.

Police say the girl's 8-year-old cousin tried to help her, but both had to be rescued by a neighbor and officers. Authorities say the pool was uncovered and partially filled with water when the girl fell in Sunday morning.

She was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center. KSTP-TV says the male cousin was also transported, but wasn't seriously injured.

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Information from: KSTP-TV, http://www.kstp.com

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12/10/2012 8:37:00 AM (GMT -6:00)