Feb 192013

An unsupervised 3-year-old girl drowned Sunday evening after falling into a pool during a holiday barbeque in Mesa, authorities said.

The Mesa Fire Department was called to the home on the 1000 block of West Frito Avenue about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

“The child was found in a backyard pool out of adult supervision for an unknown amount of time,” Mesa fire officials said in a statement.

The girl and her parents had been invited to the family’s home for a barbeque, according to Mesa Police Sgt. Tony Landato.

Before dinner, the child had been swimming with the aid of flotation devices, Landato said. The devices were removed as dinner was served, he said.

Sometime afterward, she got into pool, Landato said.

CPR was performed prior to the fire department’s arrival, Landato said. She was transported to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

“The investigation is ongoing, but initial reports indicate criminal charges are unlikely,” Landato said. “Another terrible tragedy.”

Saturday, a 2-year-old Mesa boy was breathing but unconscious after falling into a backyard spa on the 7900 block of East Holmes.

The child was taken to Cardon Children’s Medical Center.

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