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VIDEO: Quick-thinking 9-year-old saves girl from drowning in pool

Posted at 6:24 AM, Jun 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 09:25:20-04

A quick-thinking 9-year-old saved a young child from certain drowning in a pool in Titusville, Florida.

The entire incident was caught on camera.

In the video, you can see the three-year-old getting into a pool.

Several minutes later, the child's older cousin spotted the three-year-old in the water.

She rushes in and pulls the child out of the water and carries her to a nearby chair.

An 18-year-old teenager heard the girl's cries for help and ran over to perform CPR. The teen had learned CPR in high school.

Police say that the child was underwater for almost two minutes.

The little girl started breathing on her own before paramedics arrived. She was airlifted to a hospital in Orland as a precaution.