Jun 082012

QUEEN CREEK, AZ – A 2-year-old boy died Sunday night after being pulled from a San Tan Valley wash.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Elias Johnson said firefighters got a a call around 6:20 p.m. saying a little boy had been swept away in a wash behind a home near Combs and Gantzel.

Johnson said heavy flooding prohibited air and ground units to get to where the child was located.

A neighbor on an ATV was able to find the boy and bring him to firefighters at the scene.

Firefighters performed CPR on the boy before transporting him to Banner Ironwood Hospital where he later died.

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