Nov 152013

PHOENIX – A 2-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being pulled from a backyard pool in Phoenix Friday night.

Fire officials say the incident happened around 5:30 p.m. at a home near 19th Avenue and Union Hills Drive.

Authorities told ABC15, the toddler’s 23-year-old mother was at the home babysitting for a family friend.

At some point, the 2-year-old got outside and made his way to the pool.

The boy’s mother found the boy in the pool, pulled him out and started performing CPR.

Paramedics said the boy was not breathing when they arrived.

He was transported to the hospital in extremely critical condition.

Authorities said the home does have a pool fence, but the latch is broken.

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