Phoenix firefighters: 3-year-old pulled from jump into canal, pull him out

Posted at 4:22 PM, Sep 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 00:10:13-04

Phoenix firefighters say bystanders were able to quickly get a young boy out after he jumped into a canal Sunday afternoon.

Crews responded to the canal east of Indian School and Interstate 17 around 3:45 p.m.

Officials say three people saw the boy jump in and went in after him. Firefighters said a family member pulled the boy out before they arrived.

The boy wasn't in the canal long, but was still transported to Phoenix Children's Hospital as a precaution.

No other information was immediately available.