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Two California visitors rescue 3-year-old from near-drowning

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A 3-year-old girl is recovering after nearly drowning in a pool at the Honua Kai Resort in Ka'anapali on Maui.

The girl was found floating on the surface of the pool. A bystander saw the child and called for help. Officials say a nurse and firefighter paramedic visiting from California responded first, giving rescue breaths and oxygen with equipment.

Emergency crews took over and trasnported the 3-year-old to Maui Memorial in stable condition.

Ladder 3 Captain, Kevin McAfee, said that the two first responders "set in motion the precise actions and treatment the patient required at that moment to survive this incident."

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