A seven-year-old girl nearly drowned at Kowloon Tsai Swimming Pool on Inverness Road in Kowloon City shortly before 2pm yesterday. A lifeguard rescued the girl, who was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical treatment. She was conscious when she was taken to the hospital. A government spokeswoman said the girl was in serious condition. She was swimming in a pool for children and the water was 1.2 metres deep where the near-drowning occurred.