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Child transported to hospital after near drowning at Hill Creek Park

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

A child was transported to the hospital after nearly drowning at an East Texas park Sunday. 

According to Smith County Game Warden Brad Clark, around 4 p.m. they received the call of a possible drowning at Hill Creek Park in Whitehouse. 

Clark said that the child went into the water when the parents lost attention momentarily.

The 14-month-old girl was transported to Children's Hospital in Dallas as a precaution, but is expected to be okay. The girl's mother told authorities she was expected to be released from the hospital on Monday.

The incident remains under investigation. 

The Smith County Sheriff's Office, Tyler Police Department, and Whitehouse Police and Fire Departments responded. 

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