Apr 052011

GLENDALE, AZ – A 2-year-old girl is fighting to survive after she was found floating in a pool outside her West Valley home Tuesday night.

Video from Air15 showed the girl being airlifted to St. Joseph’s Hospital just after 8 p.m.

Glendale Fire Department spokesman Daniel Valenzuela said emergency crews responded to the home near 75th and Missouri avenues after the girl was found unconscious in the pool.

A person walking by the home reportedly stopped to help and administered CPR until crews arrived.

The young girl is currently in extremely critical condition.

Officials told ABC15 crews at the scene there were two adults and four other children in the home when they lost track of the 2-year-old.

It is unclear at this time how long the girl was under the water.

According to officials, there is a fence around the family’s pool, but areas of the fencing were down.

Firefighters were reportedly in the Glendale neighborhood on Saturday doing a “water walk” to educate residents about water safety and to help them qualify for a federal grant for putting up pool fencing.

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