11-year-old girl rescues boy, 10, from drowning in public pool, reports say

A Canadian boy who nearly drowned in a public pool is alive thanks to the quick thinking of an 11-year-old girl, multiple news outlets are reporting.

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According to CTV News, Shana-Maude Curadeau said she and other children were at a community pool in Lachine, Quebec, last weekend when a 10-year-old boy began to drown.

"His sister told me, 'Can you get my brother under water?'" Curadeau told the station.

Curadeau sprang into action, diving in and pulling the unresponsive boy to the surface as a friend helped, CTV reported.

"I heard Shana-Maude scream, and I got up," Josee Ouellette, who witnessed the incident, told the station. "She was already in the water, holding the boy and yelling for help."

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A lifeguard then quickly performed CPR on the boy, according to the Montreal Gazette.

The boy, who was treated at a nearby hospital, survived the near-drowning, the newspaper reported.

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