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2-year-old in critical condition after being pulled from pool



The child was pulled from a pool near 35th Avenue and Deer Valley Road in north Phoenix on Saturday. Here are the latest details.

PHOENIX — A 2-year-old girl is in “extremely critical condition” after being pulled from a backyard pool, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. 

The department said the girl was pulled out of a backyard pool near 35th Avenue and Deer Valley Road. CPR had been started on the girl moments before firefighters arrived. 

The family told firefighters that the girl may have been in the water for 10 minutes before being pulled out.  

RELATED: Water Safety: Everything you need to know

Phoenix police are now investigating.  

No other details were released. 

This is a developing story and more details will be added as they are made available.  

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.

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 the house and play area from the pool.

Life jackets are a must in open water. 

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.

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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