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FD: Young boy rushed to hospital after nearly drowning in Glendale pool

Posted at 4:50 PM, Oct 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 01:23:35-04

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.

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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