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Published July 08, 2010, 08:02 AM

Young girl nearly drowns near Wahpeton

Wahpeton, ND (WDAY TV) - A young girl is in critical condition this morning after nearly drowning near Wahpeton yesterday. The 5-year old girl who lives in Gwinner, Jade Justus Curtis Dean, went missing in the Mooreton Pond.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The 5-year old girl, Jade Justus Curtis Dean, lives in Gwinner and went missing in the Mooreton Pond.

The Richland County Sheriff's Office says people at the pond found her and a 20-year-old did C-P-R, got her pulse, heart rate and blood pressure, all before any first responders arrived.

The girl was airlifted to Fargo. Her father, Clint Dean, reported to the Richland County Sheriff's Office that Jade is in critical condition and in intensive care at the MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, ND. The Mooreton Pond is about 11-miles West of Wahpeton.