Sep 262011

PHOENIX – A 4-year-old boy is dead, after being pulled out of a backyard pool by his mother. He was rushed to Phoenix Children’s Hospital but sadly, could not be revived.

The call came in just after 6 p.m. in the area of 16th St and Dunlap in north Phoenix.

According to Phoenix Fire, the 4-year-old little boy was playing in the backyard with his 6-year old brother and mom. At some point mom went to check on him, and that’s when she found him in the water unresponsive.

“Mother did exactly what she needed to do, call 911, begin CPR. Fire crews got here worked quickly trying to revive him, the patient transported in very critical condition,” says Phoenix Fire Capt. Troy Caskey.

Neighbors who live just a few doors down say all three children in the family were good swimmers — that the parents always kept watch. They say this tragedy has to serve as a reminder that no one can ever be too careful.

The incident is under investigation, which is standard procedure in a drowning case. As for a fence, Phoenix Police tell us the family had a barrier around the pool but it wasn’t a traditional pool fence.

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