8-year-old boy pulled from Peoria pool

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by azfamily.com

Video report by Erika Flores

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 1 at 9:32 PM

PEORIA, Ariz. -- An 8-year-old boy was in serious condition Sunday afternoon after being pulled from a swimming pool, according to police.

Police spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto said residents of an apartment complex near 85th and Peoria avenues found the boy at the bottom of the pool and pulled him out.

When firefighters arrived, he was breathing but unresponsive, Jacinto said.

He was taken to a hospital.

There have been nearly 80 drownings reported in the Valley so far this year.

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