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Child saved by lifeguards at local pool

PEACHTREE CORNERS — A 10-year-old appears to be saved from a near-drowning in Peachtree Corners, officials said.

For the second day , firefighters responded Wednesday to a 911 call involving a near-drowning, this time involving a 10-year-old.

The child reportedly was found submerged in a pool at about 1:05 p.m. in the 4500 block of Jones Bridge Circle in Norcross.

Three lifeguards assisted the child out of the pool and immediately began CPR, Gwinnett Fire spokesman Colin Rhoden said. The child responded to the lifesaving measures and was transported to Scottish Rite Hospital after fire crews arrived.

“Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services wants you to know that CPR saves lives and is a great component of staying safe around water during the warmer vacation months,” Rhoden said, directing people to www.gwinnettcounty.com or Safe Kids Gwinnett for information on water safety.

On Tuesday, an 18-year-old was transported to the hospital after a near-drowning in a Hamilton Mill pool.