MESA, AZ – A 2-year-old girl is in extremely critical condition after being pulled from a backyard pool in Mesa.
Mesa Fire Department spokesman Forrest Smith said the girl was at a home near the Loop 202 and Gilbert with her family when she somehow made it out of the house and into the pool.
“You need to have adult supervision, and if you don’t have those other barriers in place like a fence, then you run into some problems,” said Smith.
Firefighters said the water was murky and it is unclear how long she was under the water.
The little girl’s family performed CPR until firefighters arrived. Fire crews said the house did not have a pool fence.
The girl was transported to Cardon Children’s Hospital.
Fire officials remind the public of the A, B, C’s of drowning prevention.
A is for adult supervision. Be close and responsible and have eye-to-eye contact with children around all forms of water.
B is for barriers, such as pool fencing, pool covers, pool safety nets and alarms at every door, with working batteries. Also consider extra latches.
C is for classes. Children of the appropriate age should take water-safety classes; adults should take CPR.