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Broken Lock Leads To Near Drowning Of Tulsa Girl

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The property maintenance man put screws in the gate to make sure it stayed closed, but that was after a little girl got into the pool area and almost drowned. The property maintenance man put screws in the gate to make sure it stayed closed, but that was after a little girl got into the pool area and almost drowned.
The residents said the gate is always locked every day at two, they’ve never seen it unlocked. The residents said the gate is always locked every day at two, they’ve never seen it unlocked.
Neighbor Angela Jones. Neighbor Angela Jones.
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Neighbors raced to save a little girl at the bottom of a Tulsa pool Tuesday evening and discovered a mystery about a missing lock meant to keep kids like her safe.

It happened at the Meadows Apartments at 2800 South 116th East Avenue.

The property maintenance man put screws in the gate to make sure it stayed closed, but that was after a little girl got into the pool area and almost drowned.

When the little girl was found the commotion brought out the neighbors.

“I couldn’t believe it. I mean I was scared out of my mind. I didn’t see her breathing, you know, they were doing CPR as soon as I ran up here,” said neighbor Angela Willeford. “I just kept looking at her and she looked like she was getting her color back slowly.”

The residents said the gate is always locked every day at two, they’ve never seen it unlocked. The police said the property manager told them somebody cut the lock Tuesday and replaced it with another lock of their own.

The police said the mother didn’t see her daughter go into the pool and they believe she was only under water for a few minutes.

“And I’m hearing screaming and I’m, ‘what’s going on,’ so I look closely and I seen them pull her out, I said, ‘oh, shoot, that little girl is in the pool.’ And I just came to assist in case, you know, they didn’t know what they were doing, cause they were doing CPR and me and my neighbor, we both know how to do it, but they had her though,” neighbor Angela Jones said.

Police officers were able to talk to the little girl at the hospital and say she told them the lock was broken. 

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