Boy dies after apartment pool drowning

PHOENIX - A boy has died after being pulled from an apartment complex pool near 35th Avenue and Bethany Home Road Sunday afternoon, according to police.

Phoenix police Officer James Holmes said the first officer on the scene found 13-year-old Osman Abdi in the pool area along with witnesses.

Osman was unresponsive and the officer performed CPR until firefighters arrived, Holmes said.

The boy was taken to a local hospital where he died.

ABC15's Lauren Vargas was told the boy went over the pool fence, and a resident watched the boy remove his shirt to get in the pool.

After she returned to her apartment, the woman had a weird feeling, so she came back outside and found the boy floating in the water. 

Two residents at the apartment pulled the boy from the pool after they heard the woman scream for help.

Holmes said Osman did not live at the apartment complex and jumped a locked fence to get to the pool.

Fire officials say there have been more drownings lately involving adults and older children than drownings involving small kids.

The recent drownings serve as a good reminder that just because someone may not be a young child, doesn't mean they shouldn't be supervised near water.

A Saturday night incident left a 17-year-old girl dead after she was found at the bottom of the pool during a party.



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