Baby found in bucket of water in ‘freak accident'

A 1-year-old was transported to Phoenix Children's Hospital after being found unresponsive after falling into a bucket with six inches of water in it.

A 1-year-old girl was found unresponsive and not breathing after nearly drowning in a bucket of water in the backyard of a northern Phoenix home. The Phoenix Fire Department called the incident a “freak accident.”

Fire officials said the five-gallon bucket was left in the backyard after some gardening, and contained about 6 inches of water.

The child was taken to Phoenix Children’s Hospital in extremely critical condition. According to PFD, she has a pulse.

The parents were home at the time of the drowning. According to the fire department, neighbors say the parents are “good people.”

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