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Man critical after near-drowning in Mississauga pool

A 40-year-old man is in critical, but stable, condition after he was pulled from a Mississauga condo pool on Saturday morning.

His three-year-old daughter was also taken out of the pool after being revived.

Peel police said it happened in an Absolute World tower near Hurontario Street and Burnhamthorpe Road East, around 10:30 a.m.

By the time they arrived, the toddler was conscious and breathing. She was taken to Trillium Health Centre to be checked out.

When emergency officials arrived on scene the victims had been pulled from the water by those in the area and first aid was being performed.

“When we arrived she was revived. She was alert, conscious and breathing when we arrived on scene.” explained Const. George Tudos. “The young child was taken to a local hospital where she was going to be checked out by doctors.”

Emergency crews also attempted to resuscitate the girl’s father.

“I know that our officer, when he first arrived, was providing CPR with the aid of other people from the pool area,” said Tudos. “That party was taken to a local hospital still with vital signs absent. They were working on him on route to hospital.”

Medical staff managed to revive him and his condition was upgraded to critical but stable.

Peel police said approximately a dozen people were in the pool area at the time of the incident.

Investigators continue to speak with witnesses and view security camera footage to try to determine what happened.