May 252014

A 3-year-old boy was rushed to a Valley hospital after he was pulled from the bottom of a backyard pool in Chandler on Sunday.

Chandler Fire Department spokesman Tom Dwiggins said the boy was at a birthday party at a home near McQueen and Chandler Heights roads where there were many children and adults.

As the party was winding down at about 4:30 p.m., the boy was found at the bottom of the pool and pulled out, Dwiggins said.

He added that a 911 dispatcher gave CPR instructions until paramedics arrived and took over.

The child was transported to the hospital in extremely critical condition.

“What we didn’t have [at the party] was that eye-to-eye supervision, where somebody is always watching the kids in there,” Dwiggins said.

Dwiggins recommended adults take turns watching children in a pool at any party-type situation. He said adults could take 20-minute shifts, making sure to pay full attention to everyone in the pool and avoid distractions like texting.

A woman who answered the door at the home declined to elaborate on the situation.

She said the boy did not live at the home.

via Boy pulled from bottom of pool during birthday party – ABC15 Arizona.

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