10-year-old girl saves little sister from drowning in pool

Mom Daneshia Dallis issues a warning about the safety of pool floats which give a false sense of security, almost causing the death of her 3-year-old child.
2:40 | 06/01/19

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Imagine you're at a pool when you see this frightening scene. A young girl struggling to stay afloat. I can't even watch. It's like a nightmare for me. Luckily help did come in time. But this morning that little girl's mother has a safety message for all parents. ABC's erielle reshef is here. That video is just hard to watch. It is hard to watch for sure. That little girl went under for nearly two minutes before she was rescued. That video terrifying but the child is okay. Her mother now warning others about the dangers of some of those popular pool toys. Heart-stopping video. A 3-year-old saved from the brink of disaster, watch as little Kali Dallis jumps into the pool at her Atlanta apartment complex. A round green floatie around her waist. She bobs in and out of the water struggling with her inner tube flipping upside down getting tangled before slipping under the surface suddenly. You can see her 10-year-old Sista Jayla race to pull her She was like heavy so I had to pull her by her hair then I grabbed her by her waist and pulled her up. Their aunt and an apartment staffer franticly performing cpr, a bystander calling 911. We've been out here for two minutes. We need somebody here. Reporter: Sergeant Ed Lyons rushing to help. His body camera capturing the harrowing rescue. Keep coming, honey. Keep blowing it out. Got a definite pulse. I saw my little girl there, same little bathing suit she wears. Same little hair pulled up in a little bun up top. Reporter: Kali whisked to the hospital in critical condition. This weekend going home healthy and happy. Now her mother with an urgent message for other parents about those popular pool floats. Don't take your eyes off of them. All the floats are not safe. Be careful. Watch your kids. Reporter: And this morning, experts echoing that sentiment warning not to buy into a false sense of security. Most experts will say if the child cannot swim and in an inflatable in the pool, their parents should be in the pool with them and be within arm's length and that what there's no risk of the child slipping out and the parent nonooing about it. Like so many pools we see that pool did not have a lifeguard because it was swim at your own risk. Drowning can happen so quickly. Experts say you should designate a water watcher like a designated driver and remove all those pool floats from the water to make sure that kids aren't lured to get in when there's no supervision now. So popular now. You have a false sense of security. You do. The float is supposed to keep you above the water. You think surely that would. You saw her Bob right in and go right under. It's just terrifying to watch. Hard to watch but a good reminder especially as we're into summer. Erielle, thank you.

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