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3 children hospitalized; were pulled from pools

May. 28, 2006

Three Valley children remained hospitalized Saturday night after they were found floating unconscious in swimming pools.

Today, zero sounds like a good number to Phoenix Fire Department Chief Bob Khan.

"Please, watch your kids," Khan stressed. The number of reported drownings rise along with summer temperatures on holiday weekends, Kahn said. advertisement

He encouraged residents to build and secure fences around swimming pools to prevent a child from falling in.

He said the Memorial Day holiday was off to dismal start with two drowning calls in Phoenix and one in El Mirage.

When fire crews showed up at the house at 120th Avenue and Rosewood Drive, family members were trying to resuscitate the boy. He was transported to St. Joseph's where he remained in critical condition Saturday.
Reproduced with permission from:
The Arizona Republic
Laura Houston
Copyright 2006 Arizona Republic

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