Mar 082011

MARICOPA, Ariz. “� A boy is credited with saving another child’s life during a near-drowning incident in Maricopa.

Emergency crews responded to a community pool in the Cobblestone neighborhood on Monday at about 5 p.m.

Preliminary reports indicate a 5-year-old boy was playing with pool toys when he went underwater.

Another boy, approximately 10 years old, was able to pull the victim out of the pool. The near-drowning victim was blue and reportedly not breathing.

The boy’s mother performed CPR and he was conscious and alert by the time paramedics arrived on scene.

He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

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