A 2-year-old Papillion girl was in serious condition Thursday morning after being found unresponsive in a backyard pool at her home, Papillion Fire Chief Bill Bowes said.
The girl, whose name has not been released by authorities, wasn't breathing when a relative pulled her from the pool about 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Someone at the home, who also has not been named, performed CPR until Papillion firefighters arrived at the home near South 72nd Street and Patricia Drive. Bowes said rescuers were able to restore the girl's pulse.
She was taken to Midlands Hospital in Papillion in critical condition, and later was transferred to Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha. Her condition had improved, Bowes said.
Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances that led to the near drowning.
Initial findings indicate that relatives were home and the girl was being supervised, said Papillion Police Lt. Chris Whitted. But at some point, Whitted said, the girl apparently slipped out of the house and unlatched a gate leading to the above-ground pool.
Whitted said he did not anticipate any citations or charges being filed in the case once it is completed.