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June 24, 1998

A 3-year-old boy died Tuesday afternoon after he was found at the bottom of a residential swimming pool.

Trevor Starkey's stepfather, who was at home with other children, was distracted for "just a few seconds" and lost track of the boy, Division Chief Bob Khan said.

The boy marks the sixth Phoenix drowning so far this year; three of those have been children.

Paramedics arrived at the home in the 6700 block of West Flower Avenue about 3:45 p.m. There, they found family members conducting CPR on the child, Khan said.

The boy was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Reproduced with permission from:
The Arizona Republic
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