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Lifeless girl, 8, saved from pool

An eight-year-old girl has had a lucky escape after being found floating lifeless in a pool in a thermal spa in Kaprun on Sunday afternoon.

Her floating body was spotted by a 40-year-old from Upper Austria when he came out of the sauna area. He immediately dived in to pull her out and began to perform mouth to mouth resuscitation for five minutes whilst calling for help.

A medical nurse at the thermal spa and an attendant then revived the girl in the emergency room on location before emergency services arrived. A rescue helicopter paramedical then stabilised the 8-year-old before flying her to surgery in the Salzburg Federal Hospital.

"She is in a stable state. There is no danger to life," said hospital spokeswoman Mick Weinberger.

Police say they have not yet been able to question the girl's parents, who were there at the spa on Sunday.

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