Mar 082011

PHOENIX – A young boy has died after he was apparently found at the bottom of the pool at a north Phoenix home.

Phoenix police and fire crews responded to the home near 14th Avenue and Thunderbird Road around 2:15 p.m. Thursday.

Phoenix Fire Department spokesman Frank Salomon said 4-year-old Micah Ogden may have been in the water for as long as 10 minutes before he was found. The boy was reportedly in full cardiac arrest when crews arrived.

Ogden was transported to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center where he died.

Ogden’s mother told fire officials she thought the toddler was watching a movie with his 6- and 8-year-old brothers while she put away groceries. When she went to check on the children, the 4-year-old was missing and she found him in the pool.

Video showed that the pool does not have a fence around it.

Michelle Miller, with the Phoenix Fire Department said this is the 34th drowning incident this year, and the 19th involving a child.

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