Young Minnesota Girl Critical After Near Drowning
WAITE PARK, MN ( WJON News) -- Rescue crews responded to Quarry Park and Nature Preserve on Saturday afternoon at about 4:00 p.m. after a four-year-old girl had gone under water.
Police Chief Dave Bentrud says the girl was pulled out of the water by another swimmer who started CPR until officers arrived.
The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says Nathan Sisk of Foley heard the mother of the girl yell that her daughter was drowning. Sisk ordered everyone out of the water. Then he asked strong swimmers to go back in the water and look for her. A number of people started searching. Jason Weber of Elk River found the girl in 10 to 15 feet of water.
The girl was brought to St. Cloud Hospital with a pulse. She is listed in critical condition.