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Updated: 07/15/2017 08:30:00AM

Girl nearly drowns in pond

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Sheriff's Lt. Clay Kinslow directs traffic around Emergency Medical Services vehicles on Thursday morning at a spot on U.S. 98 where parents from Lorida met EMS to take their child to a hospital after a near drowning. The little girl was reported to be in grave danger.

By PHIL ATTINGER

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LORIDA — A toddler remains in extremely grave condition after nearly drowning Thursday morning in a Lorida pond, according to authorities.

Her name is being withheld by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office pending results of an investigation into the incident, said Scott Dressel, Highlands County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. Dressel said she was airlifted to a regional, out-of-county health care facility, which was also not named.

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