FD: Boy in extremely critical condition after being pulled from backyard pool in Avondale

Posted at 8:06 PM, Aug 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-06 01:25:43-04

A 2-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being pulled from a backyard pool Friday night.

Rescue crews were called to the scene near Buckeye Road and MC 85 around 7:30 p.m.

Officials say the boy and his family were visiting the home for a birthday party. At one point during the evening, the mother lost track of the 2-year-old and went searching and found him at the bottom of the pool.

The mother and grandfather pulled the child from the pool and performed CPR.

Firefighters say the home does have a pool fence, but it is unknown if it was open or closed at the time.

He was taken to Abarzo Hospital then airlifted to Phoenix Children's Hospital in critical condition.


Police are investigating and say at this time it looks to just be a tragic accident.

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