Bozeman Girl Pulled From Pond Being Treated in Salt Lake

Bozeman Girl Pulled From Pond Being Treated in Salt Lake

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BOZEMAN (AP) -- A six-year-old Montana girl who nearly drowned in a pond is being treated at a Salt Lake City hospital.

Kayleene Dues was airlifted on Monday to Primary Children's Medical Center from Bozeman. Last night, she was listed in critical but stable condition.

Authorities say the girl was pulled from the Belgrade pond on Sunday afternoon by bystanders who saw her thrashing about 20 feet from the shore.

Dues' aunt, Shelly Frank, says Kayleene was in a drug-induced coma and doctors hoped the water still lodged in her lungs will work its way out.

Frank says at this point, doctors say there's no indication the little girl has brain damage.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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