Dad performs CPR after finding son floating in pool

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GILBERT -- A 5-year-old Gilbert boy was transported to a Valley hospital after his dad found him floating in their backyard pool Thursday morning.

RAW: Scene of near-drowning

RAW: Boy breathing after near drowning - A 5-year-old Gilbert boy was transported to a Valley hospital after his dad found him floating in their backyard pool Thursday morning.

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According to the Gilbert Fire Department, the boy was swimming while his dad was working in their backyard near Cooper and Guadalupe roads.

The dad looked over and noticed his son floating in the pool. He pulled the boy out and started CPR.

The child coughed up water and started breathing on his own.

Firefighters arrived on scene and transported him to the hospital to be checked further.