FORT WORTH _ Two children were rushed to a hospital this afternoon after being pulled from a community pool in far north Fort Worth.Emergency crews had responded to the Woodland Springs pool about 3 p.m. on a report of a boy who was not breathing.Matt Zavadsky, a MedStar spokesman, said preliminary information indicates that the 4-year-old boy had been attempting to help a 3-year-old girl struggling in the water when he went under."Apparently the 4-year-old was attempting to hold up the 3-year-old in the deep end of the pool because the 3-year-old was struggling in the deep end of the pool," Zavadsky said. "In the process of trying to hold this child up, the 4-year-old went under."Zavadsky said he believes both children had been pulled from the water by the time MedStar arrived on the scene.Zavadsky said an an off-duty charge nurse from Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, who happened to be at the pool, performed CPR on the 4-year-old. A pulse was eventually obtained and the boy was taken by helicopter ambulance to Cooks Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth in critical condition.The 3-year-old girl never lost consciousness but did swallow some water during the incident, Zavadsky said.She was taken in stable condition to Cooks via a MedStar ground ambulance, he said.Zavadsky said the children are not believed to be related.The pool, located at Old Denton Road and Timberland Boulevard, is open to residents of the Villages of Woodland Springs and their guests.Authorities have not released any other details on the incident.
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