Nov 292010

A north Phoenix family is counting their blessings Sunday after their 2-year-old boy nearly drowned.

It happened in the backyard pool at the family’s home near Central Avenue and Thunderbird Road on Saturday.

PatriciaWright says she was cleaning up around the pool when she took her eyesoff her young son Aiden for only a moment, looked back and he wasgone. She found him face down in the pool.

“It was the worst moment of my life,” Wright said.

Shequickly scooped Aiden out of the water and started CPR even though shehas no formal training. “I just knew I had to breathe for him,” sheexplained.

Wright says Aiden was breathing by the timeparamedics arrived, but he wasn’t out of the woods yet. His bodytemperature had dropped to 96 degrees and doctors induced a coma forthe boys protection.

Just 24 hours later the boy seems good as new.

“We have been blessed,” said Gregg Wright, the boy’s father. “I don’t know what we would do without him.”

The Wright family says they will get a pool fence or another protective barrier immediately.

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