Girl pulled from water at St. Pete Beach after nearly drowning

Two Good Samaritans, sister help

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. - A 13-year-old girl was pulled from the water of St. Pete Beach by a Good Samaritan and her sister after nearly drowning Sunday.

According to Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies, Asia S. Pinkney, of Georgia, was swimming at the beach with her sister, Nataijah S. Pinkney, 15, around 2:30 p.m. when she began to struggle in the surf.

"Asia started to go under when she was pulled ashore," deputies said in a statement. "A second unidentified good Samaritan was also assisting the victim on shore."

When deputies arrived on scene near the Alden Resort, Asia was conscious and breathing. She was transported by ambulance to All Children's Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

"Her mother, Latresh Pinkney, and other family members had been just north of this location when the incident occurred," according to a statement.

The Pinkney family was visiting Florida from Marietta, Georgia. The Good Samaritans were not identified.

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