GLENDALE, AZ — A child has been rushed to the hospital after nearly drowning in Glendale on Sunday.
Glendale fire officials say a one-year-old boy was found in the backyard pool of a home near 67th Avenue and Camelback Road.
When emergency responders arrived on scene, the child did not have a pulse and the boy's mother was performing CPR. According to officials, Glendale police officers arrived on scene first and took over life-saving measures prior to fire crews' arrival. Fire crews arrived and took over CPR efforts and were able to get the child breathing again before rushing him to a hospital.
A Glendale Fire spokesperson said in an evening update that the mother was home at the time, but "lost track of him." And while the family's pool did have a fence enclosure around it, officials said the gate fence was broken.
Today we had a harsh reminder that broken gates or fences around pools can lead to critical injury or death of a child. A 15 month old is in critical condition after being found in the pool by his mother. The firefighters were able to get the child breathing again. pic.twitter.com/UvdxPinK39— Glendale Fire Dept. (@GlendaleFire) October 28, 2019
Responders were not able to determine how long the boy was under water.
The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital in extremely critical condition, fire officials said.
Additional information was not immediately available.
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