Girl taken to hospital after near drowning in Hillcrest

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the child was pulled out of a community pool

A girl is in the hospital in critical condition after she was pulled unconscious from a community pool on the Westside last night. News4JAX reporter Aaron Farrar tells us that this isn't the first water-related incident we've seen in this area.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said a girl was found unresponsive in a community pool Wednesday night.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the girl, believed to be between the ages of 10 and 15, was found unresponsive around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. It happened on Lenox Avenue in the Hillcrest neighborhood.

Police were seen at the Madelyn Oaks apartments, where a toddler nearly drowned in a pound just last month.

Police say witnesses to Wednesday’s near-drowning saw the girl unresponsive and pulled her out of the water to initiate CPR. She was taken to the hospital where she was listed in critical condition.

Detectives are investigating and added there were no obvious signs of foul play.

JSO is asking for help from the community. If you have any information, you are asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.