Peoria PD: 4-year-old boy dies after being pulled from pool

Posted at 6:50 PM, Jan 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-28 13:07:38-05

Peoria police say a child is dead after being pulled from a Valley pool Friday night.

Peoria fire crews responded to a home near 107th and Olive avenues around 6:30 p.m.

A fire department spokesperson said the 4-year-old boy was pulled from a backyard pool and wasn't breathing.

According to officials, a neighbor heard the mother's cries for help when the child was discovered and rushed over to help. That neighbor performed CPR until firefighters arrived.

CPR and other life-saving measures continued in the ambulance all the way to the hospital, firefighters said. The child has since passed away as a result of the incident.

Peoria police said there was no fence around the pool, and investigators were still working to determine the events leading up to when the child went in.

Officials have not said how long the child had been in the water before he was discovered.

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