Child Nearly Drowns at Fort Worth Pool

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    A neighborhood pool at Timberland Boulevard and Old Denton Road where two people may have drowned Monday.

    A quick-thinking nurse is credited with helping save a 4-year-old boy who went under at a Fort Worth pool on Monday.

    The boy was unconscious, unresponsive and did not have a pulse when he was pulled from the Woodland Springs Neighborhood Pool near Timberland Boulevard and Old Denton Road.

    An off-duty emergency room nurse who works at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth performed CPR on the child.

    Christy Daae, who is trained in pediatric emergencies, said she jumped to help without thinking.

    "All that time spent in the emergency room, I know how to do CPR. [I'm] very well-versed at that kind of [thing]," she said. "[I] knew that's what I was supposed to do."

    The boy's pulse returned, and CareFlite flew the boy to Cook Children's Medical Center.

    MedStar said the 4-year-old was physically supporting a 3-year-old girl who was struggling in the water at the deep end of the pool before he fell underwater. MedStar said the 3-year-old did not nearly drown but swallowed some water.

    An ambulance took the 3-year-old to Cook Children's. Daae helped emergency crews put an IV in the girl and load her onto the stretcher.

    Officials have not released the conditions of either child.

    The Fort Worth Fire Department said the incident is under investigation.

    Initial reports from the fire department identified the victims as a 9-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl, but MedStar later corrected the ages to 4 years old for the boy and 3 years old for the girl.