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DAD ANSWERS PHONE, BOY NEARLY DROWNS

June 15, 2001

A 2-year-old boy nearly drowned Thursday in his family's swimming pool in the 14000 block of North Wendover Drive after his father left him to answer the phone.

Jack Leighton was revived on his way to Phoenix Children's Hospital after the incident about 5:30 p.m. He was in critical condition Thursday night, said Ruthanne Gilbert, a Rural/Metro Fire Department spokeswoman. condition.

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