6-Year-Old Girl Critical after Falling into Richfield Pool

Updated: 12/10/2012 7:37 AM KSTP.com By: Michelle Knoll

A 6-year-old girl is in critical condition after falling into an in-ground backyard pool in Richfield on Sunday. Police say the girl fell into the pool just before 11 a.m. on the 7300 block of Garfield Avenue South. They say the pool was uncovered and partially filled with water.

The girl's 8-year-old cousin went into the pool to try to help her, but both had to be rescued. It took two police officers and a neighbor to get them out.

The little girl was unconscious when they pulled her out and CPR was performed. Both kids were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. The boy was not hurt but transported as a precaution.

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.