Mar 162012

PHOENIX – A 16-month-old boy has died after being pulled from a backyard pool Sunday afternoon.

According to Jorge Enriquez with the Phoenix Fire Department, the boy wandered in to the backyard of his home near 35th Avenue and McDowell.

The boy’s mother walked outside to take out the trash and found the boy floating at the top of the pool.

The mother got the boy out of the pool and a friend performed CPR.

The boy was taken to hospital where he later died.

Phoenix Police department spokesperson James Holmes is describing this as a “terrible tragedy, but accidental.”

Officials say the family did not have a lock or safety gate around the pool.

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