Apr 052012

GILBERT, AZ – A 3-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was found in an outdoor hot tub in Gilbert Friday afternoon.

Gilbert Fire Department spokesman Mike Connor said the toddler was taken to a local hospital with crews performing CPR in transit.

Connor said there were several people in the backyard at the home near Elliot and Cooper roads where there is a pool and an attached hot tub. The girl’s grandmother reportedly found her floating in the water.

Connor said it was unknown how long the child was in the water. He said family members started CPR and fire crews took over when they arrived.

Friday night Connor said hospital personnel were able to establish a pulse but the child is not breathing on her own. She is being assisted by a ventilator.

He said she would be considered in critical condition.

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