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3-year-old boy expected to survive after being pulled from pool in north Phoenix

When the Phoenix Fire Department arrived at the home near 52nd Street and Thunderbird Road, they found family members doing CPR on the young boy.

PHOENIX — A 3-year-old boy is expected to survive after being pulled from a pool in north Phoenix Wednesday, the city's police department said Thursday.

The Phoenix Fire Department said when crews arrived at the home near 52nd Street and Thunderbird Road, they found family members doing CPR on the young boy.

Firefighters said the family told them they found the boy unresponsive and face down in the pool.

It's unclear at this time how long the child was underwater.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for updates. 

Drowning Prevention Tips: 

Drowning is the leading cause of death for children between ages 1-4 aside from birth defects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Three children die every day as a result of drowning. Here are some tips from the CDC on how to protect children around water: 

Learn life-saving skills. 

Everyone should know the basics of swimming (floating, moving through the water) and CPR. 

Fence it off. 

Install a four-sided isolation fence, with self–closing and self–latching gates, around backyard swimming pools. This can help keep children away from the area when they aren’t supposed to be swimming. Pool fences should be completely separate from the house and play area from the pool. 

Life jackets are a must. 

Make sure kids wear life jackets in and around natural bodies of water, such as lakes or the ocean, even if they know how to swim. Life jackets can be used in and around pools for weaker swimmers too. 

Keep a close watch 

When kids are in or near water (including bathtubs), closely supervise them at all times. Because drowning happens quickly and quietly, adults watching kids in or near water should avoid distracting activities like reading books, talking on the phone, or using alcohol and drugs. 

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