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Update: Lifeguard praised for helping baby who collapsed at Hemsby swimming pool

12:39 15 August 2014

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2010

A lifeguard at Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park was praised after he sprang into action when an eight month old girl collapsed at the swimming pool.

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The little girl collapsed yesterday morning as she sat in a rubber ring in the pool at Hemsby Beach Holiday Park.

A spokesman for the ambulance service last night said the youngster was taken to the James Paget University Hospital in a serious condition.

A lifeguard jumped to the rescue and gave her CPR until the paramedics came.

The health and safety advisor for the resort, John Foreman, said the parents of the eight month old hope they will be able to bring their daughter home this afternoon.

He said they wished to thank the lifeguard for his quick actions.

The cause of her collapse remains unknown.

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