Apr 262011

GILBERT, AZ – Authorities say a 3-year-old boy is dead after he was found in a neighbor’s pool Saturday.

The boy went missing from his grandparents’ home and police had been called in to help with the search in a neighborhood near Lindsay and Elliot roads.

Gilbert Fire Department spokesman Mike Connor said around 2 p.m. searchers heard a neighbor scream and family and police arrived to see the neighbors pulling the boy from the pool.

The boy was taken to Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa where he died.

A family friend said the 3-year-old was very active.

“He was a little bit of handful but what kids aren’t these days,” Cameron Stoker said.

No one is sure yet how the boy got to the neighbor’s pool.

Police are now investigating.

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