Toddler dies after mother finds him floating in backyard pool

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PHOENIX -- A 2-year-old boy died after he was found floating in a backyard pool near 56th Street and Greenway Road in Phoenix Wednesday morning.

According to the Phoenix Fire Department, the mother got up at approximately 9 a.m. and did not find the child in his bed. After a search, she found him floating in the backyard pool.

The mother pulled the boy from the pool and performed CPR, but he was pulseless and unresponsive. Paramedics arrived and took over trying to resuscitate him. The child was transported to Phoenix Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

It is unknown how long the boy was in the water. A family member reported seeing him asleep in bed at 7:30 a.m.

The pool, which was green and murky, did not have a fence around it.