Jul 092010

A 3-year-old boy was pronounced dead after being pulled from a backyard pool in San Tan Valley Monday night.The boy, Jaxon Payne, was swimming with his sister and her friend as the parents were talking to friends in the backyard of their home on the 39000 block of North Foxtail Lane, near Ocotillo and Schnepf Farms roads, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.The parents had their gate open so they could watch the children in the pool. The father, Tomasi Payne, went to check on his children and found his son face down in the pool, authorities said. Payne pulled his son from the pool and called 911 at about 7:30 p.m.When deputies arrived, the father was attempting to resuscitate his son, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.Firefighters and paramedics attempted to revive Jaxon. The child was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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