Mar 082011

PHOENIX – A 7-year-old boy drowned Sunday evening during a 4th of July barbecue at a south Phoenix home.

A spokesperson with the Phoenix Fire Department said the boy was one of 20 children at the pool party near 35th Avenue and Baseline Road. Seventeen adults were also at the home at the time of the incident.

According to officials, an 11-year-old child found the boy after jumping into the pool and noticing someone at the bottom.

It is unclear how long the 7-year-old was under water.

Officials tell ABC15 the boy was transported to Phoenix Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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