Feb 052011

A 2-year-old Queen Creek boy is in extremely critical conditionafter his parents found him in a play pool in their front yardMonday.

Rural Metro Fire Department spokesman Capt. Mark Cichocki saidthe boy’s parents left him unsupervised for approximately fiveminutes before finding him and pulling him from the pool in the25400 block of South Hawes Road.

The parents began CPR with guidance from 911 operators.Paramedics took over treatment when they arrived and transportedthe boy to Gilbert Hospital.

Medical personnel at Gilbert Hospital were able to stabilize theboy enough that they could transport him by helicopter to Cardon’sChildren’s Medical Center in Mesa. He is still in criticalcondition.

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