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Child Hospitalized After Being Pulled From Pond

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    A 6-year-old girl was transported to the hospital after being pulled from the water at Burr Pond State Park in Torrington.

    Emergency dispatchers say crews were called to Burr Pond for a possible drowning around 6:30 p.m.

    Torrington Fire Chief Gary Brunoli says when crews arrived the child was already out of the water and conscious and breathing.

    Lifeguards were at the pond, but left at 6 p.m. and told swimmers to swim at their own risk, officials said.

    The girl was transported to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital for evaluation and has been released from the hospital.

    Witnesses said a bystander who was sitting on a picnic bench save the girl and gave her CPR while others called 911.

    Burrville Volunteer fire, Torrington fire, Torrington police and Campion Ambulance all responded to the incident.

    This is the same location a 4-year-old drowned on June 26.

    The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has banned alcohol at the park for 90 days because of public safety concerns.