Jun 082012

MESA, AZ – Authorities have identified a little boy who drowned in Mesa.

Mesa Fire Department spokesman Forrest Smith said the 4-year-old was found in a backyard pool near University Drive and Gilbert Road late Tuesday afternoon.

Mesa police say Cadan Huss Pickering was with his mother and great grandfather at the home.

CPR was being performed by Mesa police when fire crews arrived, Smith said. The boy was unresponsive enroute to the hospital.

The child was taken to Cardon Children’s Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

It was unknown how long the boy was in the water or how he was found.

Air15 video showed police putting up crime scene tape around a home with a pool that appeared to be green and murky.

Police say homicide detectives took over the investigation.

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