Anna Nearly Drowned at Bahamas House

2/9/2007 3:20 PM PST

Anna Nearly Drowned at Bahamas House

Anna Nicole Smith had a brush with death only a short time before she died yesterday afternoon.

"ET" correspondent Mark Steines told "Today" about a recent event where Anna Nicole Smith was found face down in the pool at her Bahamian residence. Howard K. Stern found her, and her bodyguard pulled her from the water, gave her CPR and "saved her life at that point."

Steines added that when he last met Smith, he believed she was "living a very fragile existence," and Stern told him she was "falling into a deeper and deeper depression" since the death of her son Daniel.