Sep 262011

PHOENIX – Authorities in the Valley responded to multiple drowning calls Sunday afternoon involving children that appeared to be OK in the end.

In Phoenix, a fire spokesman said crews responded to a drowning call near 79th Avenue and McDowell Road.

Fire officials said the toddler approximately 2 years old was under water for about one minute at a crowded swimming pool with family nearby.

The child started crying after performing CPR and seemed to be OK.

In another incident, a toddler near 24th Street and McDowell Road was found at the bottom of an above-ground swimming pool by other children playing in the pool.

The child was crying by the time fire crews arrived at the scene and was improving, a fire official said.

And in Chandler, fire spokesman Brad Miller said a girl about 2 years old was found floating in a swimming pool.

Her father jumped in and pulled her out of the pool, Miller said.

By the time fire crews arrived, the child was crying but was transported to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

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