Feb 062011

A 1-year-old boy is expected to survive after his grandmother pulled him from a pool at an Avondale home Friday afternoon, fire officials said.

The child has a heartbeat and is breathing, Art Snapp, spokesman for the Avondale Fire Department, said.

The grandmother told officials that she saw the boy walk outside through the open back door of the home, located on the 12000 block of West Coronado Road, Snapp said.

The boy reportedly walked directly into the pool and had been underwater for 15 to 20 seconds before she was able to pull him out. She brought the child into the front yard, where a passerby performed CPR on the child until paramedics arrived about 4 p.m.

“At this point, we expect the child to survive,” Snapp said

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