PHOENIX — A 1-year-old boy is in extremely critical condition after being pulled from a backyard swimming pool near 40th Street and Baseline Road in Phoenix, according to the fire department.
Phoenix Fire said family members were performing CPR in the front yard as directed by 911 operators when firefighters arrived.
Crews started advanced life-support treatment and took him to a local hospital. The child is currently unresponsive, firefighters say.
Firefighters said there is a fence around the pool, but it was not working. Authorities believe the parent most likely lost track of the boy.
It is unknown how long the child was under the water.
Police are handling the investigation.
A 1-year-old child in Glendale was also pulled from a pool this afternoon near 67th Avenue and Camelback Road.
This is a developing story, we will update with new information as it becomes available.