A 1 1/2-year-old girl was hospitalized Friday after she nearly drowned in a Goose Creek pond.

Her mother pulled her from the water behind 249 Old Savannah Road in Liberty Hall Plantation at 1:30 p.m. and started resuscitation, said Casey Fletcher, communications director for Goose Creek.

Fletcher said Goose Creek firefighters arrived and continued to treat the child, who became conscious and started to cry. She was taken to the Medical University Hospital, Fletcher said.