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PD: 1-year-old child brought back to life after being pulled from Mesa pool

Posted at 1:52 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 10:37:17-05

MESA, AZ — Mesa police say a 1-year-old child was brought back to life after being pulled from a pool on the morning of December 20.

The Mesa Fire Department says the girl was pulled from a pool around 10:30 a.m. near Southern Avenue and Greenfield Road.

The girl was rushed to the hospital where she was initially pronounced dead. According to Mesa police, at some point the child showed signs of life and doctors immediately started additional life saving measures.

Police say the child is currently alive and in very critical condition.

Family tells ABC15 the girl was in the backyard with siblings and fell in. They were told she was dead, and then several hours later her heartbeat returned.

"She's doing really well... She's opened her eyes a couple times, said Amy, the girl's older sister. "She's in there and she's still trying to fight through everything."

A Gofundme has been set up by the family to help with medical costs.