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FD: Yuma toddler drowns in backyard pool Sunday

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 13:27:28-04

YUMA, AZ — Yuma officials say a 3-year-old boy drowned in a backyard pool on Sunday.

Emergency crews were called to the home on Yuma’s west side around 2:30 p.m. after reports of the drowning. When they arrived, they found bystanders performing CPR on the young boy.

The child was reportedly found unresponsive in the pool and it is unknown how long he was in the water before he was found. Despite continued life-saving efforts, he was pronounced dead at Yuma Regional Medical Center.

Officials say the child is believed to have gotten to the water through a doggie door leading to the yard.

No further information was released.