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RIDGEFIELD, Wash. A 9-month-old boy nearly drowned Sunday afternoon after falling from the dock of a floating home in Ridgefield, Wash.

The boy fell off the dock at a home at McCuddy s Marina just before 4 p.m., his family said.

The family went inside briefly and when they came out, they saw the boy s feet sticking out of the water.

His grandfather's girlfriend, Rebecca Maddy, pulled the child from the water.

I don t know how he got there, Maddy said. He was blue -- scared me half to death.

Maddy, a registered nurse, turned the child on his side and gave him mouth-to-mouth.

The baby was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. He was crying, which was a promising sign that he d likely be alright.

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