PEORIA, AZ - Peoria officials say a 4-year-old boy has died after he was pulled from a backyard pool on Monday morning.
Emergency responders were called to a home near 91st and Peoria avenues around 8 a.m. after the child was pulled from a pool.
Peoria Fire-Medical officials say the child was at a babysitter's house at the time. Police say the adult home at the time pulled the child from the water and began life-saving measures until emergency crews took over.
The child was reportedly unresponsive and was taken to the hospital in critical condition but did not survive.
Police say the investigation is ongoing, but it appears that the child used a chair to open the door to the home and another chair to open the pool gate.
The pool was fenced and it's unknown how long he was in the water.
No arrests have been made and detectives are still investigating whether any charges will be filed.
Police say the babysitter was watching three children of her own as well as the victim and the victim's sibling. The home is not a daycare, rather a babysitter watching two children for another family.
So far this year, there has been just over a dozen media-reported drowning and near-drowning incidents involving children around the Valley. This is the seventh report of a drowning death.