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Columbia County responders save drowning girl while visiting Florida

July 04, 2018 06:08 PM

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Florida say two visiting New York first responders helped save a 3-year-old girl who was drowning in a hotel swimming pool.
    
New York State Trooper Matthew Colwell and Jessica Campeta, a firefighter from Hudson, New York, pulled the child from the deep end of the pool at the La Quinta Inn in Daytona Beach on Tuesday evening.
    
Authorities said Colwell and Campeta revived the child before paramedics arrived.
    
Police said in a statement that the girl was taken to a hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

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