Feb 192013

PHOENIX – A 4-year-old boy died after being found in a motel pool Saturday afternoon.

Phoenix Fire Department spokesman Larry Nunez said there were two families at the motel pool, located near 7th Street and the I-17.

There was a miscommunication about who was watching the kids and there were five total in the pool, according to Nunez.

A 13-year-old jumped in after 4-year-old boy, who was in the 8-foot deep end of the pool. He told ABC15 off-camera they were at the pool celebrating his birthday when they noticed the child was missing.

The child was transported to the hospital in critical condition, but later died.

It’s unknown how long he had been underwater.

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