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FD: 3-year-old boy drowns during 4th of July party in Glendale

Glendale fire
Posted at 9:08 PM, Jul 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-05 11:05:44-04

GLENDALE, AZ — A 3-year-old boy has died after being pulled from backyard pool in Glendale Sunday night.

Officials say the boy was with his family at a 4th of July party that had about 15-20 adults and up to a dozen children.

He reportedly went into a locked and fenced pool area without anyone's knowledge for an unknown amount of time.

He was then pulled out of the water and CPR was administered until crews arrived. He was transported to the hospital in extremely critical condition.

Fire officials say the child later died.

This was the first of two reported near-drownings in the Valley Sunday. A newborn girl is in extremely critical condition after nearly drowning at a north Phoenix hotel after her father "briefly stepped away" while bathing the baby.