Girl critical after falling into outdoor pool

Published 10:43 am Monday, December 10, 2012

RICHFIELD — A 6-year-old girl was critically injured when she fell into a backyard pool in Richfield.

Police say the girl’s 8-year-old cousin tried to help her, but both had to be rescued by a neighbor and officers. Authorities say the pool was uncovered and partially filled with water when the girl fell in Sunday morning.

She was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center.

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The male cousin was also transported, but wasn’t seriously injured.