Toddler drowns in backyard pool on northwest side - Tucson News Now


Toddler drowns in backyard pool on northwest side

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A 2-year-old girl drowned in a backyard pool on Wednesday, April 26. 

It happened at a home in the 4100 block of West Sugarcane Street.

According to a news release from Northwest Fire District, the girl's mother called 911 just before 7 p.m. and said her child was not breathing. 

Crews responded to the home and learned the girl's mother found her floating in the pool.

Her mother tried to revive her with CPR.

Paramedics took over and rushed the girl to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

According to the release, the girl's mother said the girl had been in the back bedroom of the home, and when she went to check on her, she was missing.

Initial findings from first responders indicate the child had managed to open a door that led to the backyard.

The pool did have a fence, but two sections had been taken down the day before for repairs.

It's believed 30 minutes passed between the time the girl was found in the pool and when she was last seen alive.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department is also investigating. 

This is the first drowning for NWFD this year.

As temperatures increase, the NWFD wants to remind the community about the ABC's of drowning:

A - Adult Supervision

B - Barriers around pools

C - CPR training for all adults

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