Authorities say a 3-year-old girl is in serious condition after being pulled from a hot tub in North Phoenix.
Capt. Jonathan Jacobs, spokesman for the Phoenix Fire Department, said the incident happened before 3 p.m. Saturday at an apartment complex near 33rd and Peoria avenues.
Jacobs said the girl was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.
It was not immediately known how long the girl was in the water.
Officials say there were about 10 children in the hot tub. Several people were gathered at the complex pool for a child’s birthday party.
Sara Gomez told ABC15 she performed CPR on the little girl.
“I’ve never been in that situation,” said Gomez. “When you see something like that, you just go, you get in action, you do what you got to do.”
Child drowning in the Valley is happening way too often, and the Chandler Fire Department is on a mission to make it stop.
“That second that you’re not looking, a child falls in the pool,” said Capt. Jason White with Chandler Fire. “The idea is to make an impact, to stop the infant drownings that we’re seeing in particular every year.”
Next week, firefighters and a team of volunteers will be walking door to door handing out flyers and bringing awareness to this critical issue. If you’d like to volunteer for the drowning prevention walk, meet at the Desert Oasis Aquatic Center at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 29.