A Phoenix toddler has died after he was found by his parents in the family’s swimming pool and a 3-year-old girl slipped into a Jacuzzi before being rescued by adults at a West Phoenix apartment complex.
The Phoenix Fire Department responded to a call just after 11:30 a.m. Saturday of a drowning at a home near 75th Avenue and Camelback Road.
Capt. Jonathan Jacobs says firefighters administered CPR to a 1-year-old boy, who was not breathing.
Firefighters then took him to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, where he later died.
Authorities say both parents were home, and the pool had a fence.
Later in the afternoon, firefighters responded to another drowning call near 33rd Avenue and Peoria.
Jacobs said a 3-year-old girl was attending another child’s birthday party when adults moved eight to 10 children into the Jacuzzi area. The 3-year-old girl somehow slipped underwater and went unnoticed until adults pulled her out to administer CPR.
“We know that she was down there long enough that she was not breathing on her own and depending on the child that can be three seconds to three minutes for that to happen,” Jacobs said.
Firefighters said she was taken to a Valley hospital in critical condition, but she was reported to have a pulse and was breathing on her own.
These incidents come nearly two weeks after Phoenix firefighters treated a 19-month-old boy found floating in his family’s pool.
In that case, the toddler survived without significant injuries.