GLENDALE, AZ — A young boy remains hospitalized in the pediatric ICU Wednesday after he was found in a backyard pool in Glendale on Tuesday evening, according to the Glendale Fire Department.
Citing the boy's initial scans and monitoring, Captain Ashley Losch, a public information officer for Glendale Fire, said crews were "cautiously optimistic for a positive outcome."
Officials said the 1 1/2-year-old boy was reportedly left in the living room on Tuesday when a parent went to the restroom. When that parent returned, the child was missing and ultimately found in the backyard pool.
Emergency crews arrived at the home near 59th and Olive avenues and found a family member performing CPR on the young boy. Paramedics took over and transported the child to the hospital, an official said.
There was a fence around the pool, firefights said, so it is unclear how the child was able to access the pool.
On Tuesday, authorities said a 3-year-old girl died after being pulled from a pool at an apartment complex in Phoenix Monday night.