A 4-year-old Levittown child nearly drowned Thursday in the family pool.

The child's mother had left the child outside alone briefly while she went into the house. When she returned, she found the child on the bottom of the family's above-ground pool, police said.

It happened Thursday morning around 11:30 a.m. in the unit block of Crestwood Road, police said.

The woman, a registered nurse at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, jumped into the 4-foot-deep pool, pulled her child onto the deck, and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The child spit water out and began to cry, police said.

The child was taken to St. Mary Medical Center and was to be airlifted to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for observation, police said.

- Mari A. Schaefer