Apr 052012

Sheriff’s deputies say a 2-year-old boy died Friday evening after being pulled from a canal in Guadalupe.The toddler, identified as Bisco Mesquita, was found in the Highline Canal near Baseline Road and Avenida Del Yaqui at about 6:45 p.m., approximately 30 minutes after he was reported missing, according to Jeff Sprong, a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.According to Sprong, a family member jumped into the canal, pulled the boy out and began CPR until paramedics arrived at the scene.Sprong said it remains unclear how the 2-year-old escaped from his nearby family home.The boy was reported to be in critical condition when he was rushed to Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa.

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