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3-year-old dies after being found in backyard pool in Chandler

The Chandler Fire Department said they treated the child before they were transported to a local hospital.
Credit: 12 News

CHANDLER, Ariz. — A 3-year-old child has died after being transported to a local hospital Friday morning after being found in a backyard pool, the Chandler Fire Department said.

Officers from the Chandler Police Department said the incident look like a "tragic accident."

Authorities responded to the scene near the intersection of Pecos and Cooper roads early Friday morning, the department said. They began treating the child when they arrived at the scene.

The child was then transported in critical condition, the department said.

Authorities have not yet released the following information:

  • Events leading up to the near-drowning
  • Who the child was with before the near-drowning

This is a developing story. Tune in to 12 News for the latest information.

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