Jul 112011

A 1-year-old girl was found unattended in a Goodyear backyard pool Wednesday morning.

The girl was staying with her grandmother and great-grandmother near Thomas and Litchfield while her parents were in Canada, said Goodyear Deputy Fire Chief Russ Braden.

The grandmother left the sliding backdoor open around 7:00 a.m., however, the screen remained closed, Braden said.

Later the grandmother realized the screen had been pushed open and the girl was “flailing” in the pool, Braden said.

The grandmother ran to a nearby neighbor’s home to get help, Braden said. The neighbor was able to resuscitate the girl who appeared fine when Goodyear Fire Department arrived.

“She looked good, her color was good and she was engaging with the environment,” Braden said. “I saw her when she was in the ambulance and I believe she left the scene stable.”

She was taken to a local hospital and her current condition is unknown.

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