Aug 252010

A 2-year-old boy died at the hospital Friday after he was found floating face down in a pool at a Mesa apartment complex.

Mesa Fire Department spokesman Forrest Smith said crews responded to the complex near Main Street and Sossaman Road around 6:15 p.m. after reports of a drowning.

Gavin Cotts was reportedly found face down in the water as other people were swimming nearby in the pool.

Smith said emergency crews worked with Cotts at the scene before he was transported to Cardon Children’s Medical Center. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Cotts’ family tells ABC15 they will be holding a car wash benefit on Sunday in the 2-year-old’s honor. The event will be held at the Discount Tire store near Power and Hampton roads in Mesa.

An account has also been set up at Wells Fargo. Donations can be made to the Gavin Cotts Memorial Fund.

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