Jul 112011

PHOENIX — An 18-month-old toddler was pulled from a backyard swimming pool at his grandparent’s home Thursday morning.

Phoenix Fire’s Scott McDonald said the toddler got out through a doggy door and nearly drowned in the deep end of the pool.

“They were able to get him out, get him in the house,” McDonald said. “The 18-month-old’s father who was also home at the time, started CPR. The boy was lifeless, lethargic, lips were purple. The boy responded pretty quickly to the CPR.”

McDonald said the boy was responsible when crews got to the home, near 35th Avenue and Bell. He was taken to a hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

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