2-year-old pulled from pool, taken to hospital

Posted at 4:33 PM, Apr 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 02:06:17-04

A young boy was taken to the hospital after being pulled from a swimming pool Sunday afternoon.

Phoenix firefighters said a 2-year-old was underwater for about a minute before being removed from the pool near 35th Street and Baseline.

CPR was initiated and in progress when first responders arrived. As crews began to take over, the child began to spit up water and regained a pulse while on the way to the hospital, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

A man who lives at the home says his girlfriend is the one who started CPR.

"It's scary. I mean, it's almost surreal," said Chris Pawlowski. "Hopefully you've been taught things and someone knows CPR and just pray for the best."

The boy was listed in stable condition at the hospital as of 9 p.m. Sunday, officials said.

"We're very lucky. As we know, the drowning rates are up and it constantly happens all of the time," said fire Capt. Reda Bigler.