Feb 192013

BUCKEYE, AZ – A 5-year-old boy died after slipping into a back yard pool during a party in Buckeye Saturday afternoon.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said no one had noticed the child going into the pool at a residence near 195th Avenue and Indian School Road.

MCSO said there were family and friends at the residence for a party, and that the boy was found face-down in the pool.

It’s unknown how long he had been underwater.

The boy was transported to a Valley hospital, where was later pronounced dead.

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