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Busy Philipps Rescues Daughter in Swimming Pool Incident

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Busy Philipps had a scary swimming pool near-accident with her daughter over the July Fourth holiday weekend.

The "Cougar Town" actress and her family were lounging by the pool at a friend’s house in South Carolina when she saw her 4-year-old daughter Cricket Pearl on a inflatable pool toy getting dangerously close to going over the edge of an infinity pool.

"Just had to jump into my friends pool with my clothes on cause Cricket was on a pool float that was about to go over the edge of the infinity pool and there was no one to help her in the pool," she captioned an Instagram shot of herself in the water. "That's just what you do, I guess."

"She's fine. So am I," Busy wrote. "But I'm pretty soaking wet. So there's that. HAPPY 4TH."

She detailed the incident more on her Instagram story.

"Cricket was on the float and screaming 'Help, Help!' and there was no one else that could do it, so I had to jump in with my dress on and rescue her. And now I'm very wet and uncomfortable and it's so humid here, I'm never drying off. But it's OK. Cricket didn't go over the edge of the infinity pool."

Her daughter, she said, was on an inflatable surfboard in the water.

"And it just takes her over to the edge of the infinity pool. And at my friend's house—it's amazing, but at the other side of the infinity pool is just a straight drop down, like, 10 feet into marshland," Busy said.

Her daughter, she's confident, would have jumped off the raft and swam to safety if she got into real danger, but the little girl panicked.

"We were all sitting there and were like, 'Am I doing this? I guess I got to do this,'" Busy said. "I just took my shoes off, put my phone down and just jumped into the pool and got her."

Way to save the day, mama! We're thinking it's time everyone review pool safety so your kids can enjoy the rest of the summer splashing around with less worries.

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