9-year-old who pulled near drowning victim to safety is honored

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - A 6-year-old girl makes a full recovery a week after nearly drowning in a St. Louis park pool.  And she owes her life to another little girl who pulled her from that pool to safety.

It was exactly a week ago today that a day at the Marquette swimming  pool in south St. Louis   nearly took the life of a little girl.

It was a warm day and the pool was packed with people.

The 6-year-old reportedly entered the pool with an adult, but somehow wandered away.

She was under the water and unresponsive when another young swimmer spotted her and pulled her out of the pool.

A lifeguard performed CPR with the help of a police officer and her pulse came back.

She was rushed to the hospital on life support.

9-year-old Neisha Thurman was honored tonight by the Gravois Park Neighborhood Association for her quick response and bravery.  But all Neisha could think about was the little girl she saved.

The name of the 6-year-old has not been released.

Investigators say she was in three feet of water for an unknown amount of time.

Today she was able to walk out of the hospital, making a full recovery that is truly a miracle.

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