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Police investigating near drowning of a toddler in Chula Vista

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CHULA VISTA (CBS 8) - A two year old girl is in critical condition after nearly drowning in a backyard pool in Chula Vista. 

It happened just after 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the 2800 block of Echo Ridge Court.    

Chula Vista police say the tragic accident happened during a family gathering.

"The adult supervision had turned his back, thought that the child had gone back inside the house.  Apparently, the pool was around the corner.  He didn't think the child could climb the ladder to get into the pool.  They realized the child was not in the house and they did a search and found the child in the pool," said Lt. Don Redmond of the Chula Vista Police Department.

Police say a two year old girl was underwater in a pool for about ten minutes and had no pulse. Paramedics were performing CPR as she was transported to Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.

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