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Woman hospitalized after being found unresponsive in pool



The woman was pulled out of a pool at an apartment complex near 17th Street and Thunderbird Road in Phoenix on Sunday. Here are the latest details.

PHOENIX — A woman has been hospitalized after she was found unresponsive and pulled out of a pool in north Phoenix, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. 

The department told 12News that firefighters were called to an apartment complex near 17th Street and Thunderbird Road at about 8 p.m. on Sunday due to a woman who was found unresponsive in a pool. 

Firefighters took the woman to a nearby hospital. She is currently in critical condition.  

RELATED: Water Safety: Everything you need to know

No other details were released and Phoenix police will be investigating what happened.  

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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