Child Left Alone Near Pool Falls In and Nearly Drowns

Police officer rushes to the scene and helps mother revive her 4-year-old daughter.
1:50 | 05/03/14

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Thanks, guys. Now, to the life-or-death moment caught on tape for a little girl. She fell into a pool. Her mom called 911. And the officer who responded had no idea his efforts to save the girl were being captured on his audio recorder. More from Cecilia Vega, on the moment the officer knew this little girl would be okay. Reporter: A chilling 911 call. Your daughter is 4 years old and not breathing? She's not breathing. Reporter: A mother who found her daughter not breathing in the family pool. I ran out towards the pool. She was completely lifeless. Reporter: She had made a quick trip to the bathroom. She was gone for less than two minutes. In that time, her daughter, Nina, managed to take off her life jacket and floaties. There was no struggle. No splashing. No sound. Nothing. She started sinking down to the bottom. Reporter: When Costa Mesa police officer Matt Olin arrived on the scene, he thought it was too late. The panic in his voice is captured. I wasn't getting any response from her. Reporter: She finally did respond. There you go. There you go. Just got her started to breathing. Reporter: Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death for children 4 and under. And most of those drownings take place in home swimming pools like this one. On average, that's about 400 children a year. A sober warning, reminding parents to never take their eyes off a child near water. Is there a lesson in this for other people and their families? If you're not within an arm's reach, take them out. Be that paranoid mom whatever you have to do. Reporter: Wise words from a grateful mom to parents everywhere. For "Good morning America," Cecilia Vega, ABC news. Frightening to hear those phone calls. We're going to turn to

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