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2 dead after 3 children under age 4 pulled from pool in Buckeye

Officials said an adult man was at the home at the time of the incident and there was no fence surrounding the pool area.
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BUCKEYE, Ariz. — Two of the three children hospitalized over the weekend after being pulled from a residential pool have died, according to the Buckeye Police Department. 

Crews from the Buckeye Fire Department responded to a drowning call Saturday in the 25700 block of west Hess Avenue in Westpark just after 10:30 a.m.

Officials said three children, ages 1, 2 and 3, were unresponsive when they were pulled from a backyard swimming pool. 

Two of those children were in critical condition and flown by helicopter to Phoenix Children's Hospital. Both later died, police said. 

The third child, a 1-year-old, was taken to the hospital in an ambulance in "fair condition" officials said, That child's updated condition has not been released. 

Officials said an adult man was at the home at the time of the incident and there was no fence surrounding the pool area.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News as more information becomes available.   

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