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2-year-old girl dies after drowning in Phoenix backyard pool

July 9, 2022 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — A 2-year-old Phoenix girl has died after drowning in a backyard swimming pool.

Phoenix police say firefighters received a call around 9 a.m. Saturday about a child being found submerged in a pool near 101st and Roma avenues.

The girl’s family pulled her out and began giving CPR. Firefighters took over upon their arrival.

She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators say it is not clear how long she was in the water.

There is not estimate of how long the child was in the pool.

How she got into the pool remains under investigation.

In April, the Phoenix Fire Department launched a new “Drowning Zero” campaign. The launch included a mock drowning to show how quickly drownings can occur.