FD: 2-year-old critical in near-drowning close to Florence

FLORENCE, AZ - A 2-year-old is in extremely critical condition after a near drowning, according to a spokesman with Rural/Metro Fire Department.

Colin Williams, spokesman for Rural/Metro Fire, said crews were called to a home near Hunt Highway and Arizona Farms Road near Florence.

Williams said family was unloading stuff in the front yard after returning from a trip, when they lost site of the child.

The mother found the child in the backyard at the bottom of the pool, he said. She then gave "effective CPR" while paramedics were called.

The child was taken to Florence Anthem Hospital in critical condition, according to Williams. The child later died at Maricopa Medical Center.

 

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