Young girl revived after nearly drowning at Rexburg Rapids

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REXBURG — A young girl, who has not been identified, nearly drowned at Rexburg Rapids Thursday afternoon.

It’s not clear what happened, but Rexburg Police Chief Shane Turman tells EastIdahoNews.com at about 4 p.m., lifesaving efforts were given to an unresponsive girl at the water park.

Multiple witnesses tell EastIdahoNews.com the girl was given CPR by several women at the pool. EastIdahoNews.com is working to confirm that detail with police. Rexburg Rapids staff and emergency responders also participated in the rescue.

After she was revived, the girl was taken to Madison Memorial Hospital.

Information about the girl’s condition has not been released. Turman said the girl was at Rexburg Rapids with her mother and siblings.

The accident is under investigation.

EastIdahoNews.com will update this article as more details are released.

CORRECTION:A previous version of this article attributes the rescue solely to Rexburg Rapids lifeguards as per information from the Rexburg Police Department. However, a significant number of witnesses say bystanders also played a role in the rescue. This article has been updated with the new information.

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