Feb 192013

GOODYEAR, AZ – Fire officials say a 2-year-old boy who was found floating in a swimming pool earlier this week in Goodyear has died.

The drowning incident happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday at a home near Van Buren Street and Sarival Avenue.

Goodyear fire spokesman Russ Braden said the boy died Thursday morning.

A parent of the child found him in the pool, Goodyear police Lt. Scott Benson said.

The boy was not breathing on his own and was initially listed in critical condition when he was airlifted to a hospital.

Authorities said the drowning happened at his grandmother’s house after other children had just gotten home from school.

Everyone lost track of the boy, authorities said.

There was a pool fence, but it’s unclear if it was open or closed at the time.

They said they believe the child was under water for at least five minutes.

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