Jan 302014

Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials say a 1-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after being pulled from a backyard pool in Queen Creek Friday.

Officials say the incident happened around 6:00 p.m. near Power and Queen Creek roads.

MCSO Sgt. Chris Hegstrom said the toddler’s mom left her 13-year-old to babysit while she went to pick up her oldest child from an event.

Hegstrom said while she was gone, the 1-year-old got out the back door and into the swimming pool.

The little girl’s 4-year-old sibling saw the girl in the pool and called the 13-year-old for help.

Hegstrom said the 13-year-old pulled the child out of the pool and called her mother.

Deputies said when the kids’ mother arrived home, they performed CPR on the child.

Hegstrom said when deputies arrived, the girl had a pulse and was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

There is no word at this time if the home has a pool fence or not.

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