Tucson toddler drowns in backyard pool

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Tucson toddler drowns in backyard pool

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Oct 16, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Crews with Tucson Fire Department responded to reports of a near-drowning on Tucson's eastside.

Capt. Barrett Baker tells KGUN9 they responded to a home near Harrison and Stella for reports of a near drowning of an 18-month old baby girl.

The child was found in the swimming pool and pulled out by an adult who performed CPR, said Baker. She was transported to a local area hospital where she later died.

Tucson Fire says the child's mother took a nap. When she woke up, the toddler was missing. Baker says the girl was in the water for anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes.

Tucson Police responded to the home to conduct their investigation. But at this point, they say it looks like it's nothing more than a tragic accident.

Tucson Fire reminds the public about the ABC'S of drowning prevention. A is for active adult supervision. B is for barriers. C is for classes, CPR for adults and swimming lessons or classes for kids.

Ina Ronquillo

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Ina received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.