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Swimming pool light suspected of shocking, nearly killing girl

A faulty underwater light is suspected of shocking and nearly killing a 15-year-old Garden Grove girl swimming in her family’s pool.

Police and firefighters responded to the home Saturday after an emergency call about an electrocution.

The girl was swimming in the pool’s deep end when her limbs suddenly went numb, police said. She called out for help but when her older sister swam toward her, she, too, felt a shock to her limbs.

The girl’s father turned off the power to the pool and pulled her unresponsive body from the water and began administering CPR.

Authorities found the girl without a pulse and not breathing, but were able to revive her.

She was taken to UCI Medical Center where authorities Monday said she is expected to make a full recovery.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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