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2 young children nearly drown in Queen Creek pool

August 24, 2009

Two children were still in the hospital Monday after they fell into a pool at a home in the Castlegate neighborhood in Queen Creek Saturday.

A 5-year-old girl is in extremely critical condition and her 2-year-old brother was listed as stable.

The parents told authorities that they were preparing to move into the house and were inside painting when the father noticed the children were missing. He went into the backyard and found both children under water. He pulled them out while his wife called 911.

When deputies arrived, the boy was breathing on his own. They started CPR on the girl.

Both were airlifted to an unidentified hospital.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said it expected to release more information later Monday.

Reproduced with permission from:
The Arizona Republic

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