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Grandfather saves 8-year-old girl from nearly drowning in lake, child in critical condition

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ALTUS, Okla. – An 8-year-old girl is fighting for her life after nearly drowning in an Oklahoma lake.

Investigators say the girl and her grandfather were wading in the Horsehead Cove area of Lugert Lake around 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

The child stepped off into deep water and went under.

Her grandfather was able to pull her out of the water and started CPR.

A medical helicopter brought the 8-year-old to Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

We’re told she is in critical condition.

Investigators say the girl was not wearing a life-jacket.