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FD: 1-year-old in critical condition after being pulled from pool near Broadway and Signal Butte

Near drowning in Mesa, August 16
Posted at 6:27 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 01:47:36-04

MESA, AZ — A 1-year-old boy is in critical condition following a near-drowning at a home near Broadway and Signal Butte roads Sunday evening.

Firefighters say the boy was underwater for an unknown amount of time and was pulled out by family members.

Mesa Fire and Medical and Superstition Medical crews responded to the call and began administering life-saving measures.

Firefighters say they were able to get the child to start breathing, but he remained unresponsive. He was then transported in critical condition to a local children's hospital.

Rescue crews say they are unsure how long the boy was under water. Officials say this is the third near-drowning incident in the Valley this weekend.