Toddler found in Chandler pool dies


by Jennifer Thomas

Video report by Stella Inger

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 9 at 10:45 AM

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CHANDLER, Ariz. -- A 2-year-old girl who was found in a backyard pool in Chandler Wednesday afternoon has died.

Chandler Fire Department personnel and police officers responded to a home near Alma School and Frye roads at about 1:15 p.m.

First responders found adults attempting CPR on the child and took over life-saving measures, according to Detective Seth Tyler with the Chandler Police Department.

The toddler was transported to a local hospital in extremely critical condition. She was later pronounced dead.

According to police, the child was being watched by her grandmother and uncle. She got out of a playpen and crawled through a doggy door. Her uncle found her in the pool.

It is unknown how long she was in the water.

There was not a fence around the pool.