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Firefighters: 18-year-old wearing leaf blower found at bottom of Phoenix pool

Posted: 11:39 AM, Apr 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-15 15:53:25-04
36th Street Utopia drowning call

PHOENIX — Firefighters say a teen found at the bottom of a pool has been resuscitated and rushed to the hospital.

According to a fire department spokesperson, an 18-year-old doing yard work at a home near 32nd Street and Union Hills Drive was found unresponsive at the bottom of the pool by the homeowner.

Firefighters say the man was wearing a leaf blower backpack at the time. A Phoenix police officer helped get the teen out of the pool and start CPR until paramedics arrived.

The man was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition, firefighters said. It was not immediately clear how long he was underwater or what may have led him to end up in the pool.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC15 for updates.