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Girl pulled from backyard swimming pool after near-drowning in East Allen Township

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 16 2013 03:49:30 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 16 2013 04:21:33 PM CDT

A girl had to be rushed to the hospital after nearly drowning in Northampton County on Tuesday.

EAST ALLEN TWP., Pa. -

A girl had to be rushed to the hospital after nearly drowning in a backyard swimming pool in Northampton County on Tuesday, officials said.

Emergency crews responded around 1 p.m. to a home in the 7100 block of Goldcris Lane in East Allen Township.

The victim was unconscious when paramedics arrived at the scene, officials said.

The girl, whose name and age have not been released, was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital in Fountain Hill, Lehigh Co., but officials had no information about her condition.

A neighbor told 69 News that some girls were having a pool party at the home when the accident happened.