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Pinal County girl, 2, nearly drowns in septic tank

Pinal County girl, 2, nearly drowns in septic tank

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Jan 11, 2014

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) - A 2-year-old Pinal County girl is recovering after falling through a damaged septic tank lid and nearly drowning.
   
KTVK-TV reports the girl was walking with her mother Saturday morning on West Papago Road, near the city of Maricopa, when she stepped on the lid.
   
Pinal County Sheriff's spokesman Tim Gaffney says the tank's plastic cover had apparently collapsed under the girl's footing.
   
Gaffney says the girl fell into the tank but her mother was able to get her out.
   
Authorities say emergency responders arrived at the scene and administered CPR.
   
Gaffney says she was taken to Cardon's Children Hospital and her condition is unknown.
   
But Gaffney says she was crying when being transported.
   
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Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.