8-year-old saves little girl from drowning in public pool

An 8-year-old girl is being hailed a hero after she saved a 6-year-old from drowning in a public pool over the weekend.

Rebecca Zuzio, 6, says she almost drowned when she slipped off the diving board at the Bethpage Community Park pool this past weekend.

According to Domenica Nizzari, 8, Zuzio was putting her hands up for help, so she jumped in and pulled her to the surface.

Nizzari and her father say the lifeguards on duty were too busy talking to each other to notice the girl drowning.

However, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto says an investigation by the Parks Department shows the lifeguards did nothing wrong.

Zuzio's parents say the lifeguard should be fired and that the town is downplaying what could have been a tragic incident.

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