Chandler toddler found in pool at apartment complex dies

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CHANDLER, Ariz. -- According to the Chandler Fire Department, a 2-year-old boy who was found floating in the pool at an apartment complex Monday night has died.

Chandler emergency crews responded to a drowning call at a Chandler apartment near Arizona Avenue and Elliot Road at approximately 7 p.m. Monday.

Police say the boy was playing on the back patio and the parents somehow lost track of him.

All the gates to the pool were locked, so police have no idea how the boy got into the pool.

"At this point we don't have an idea of how he made it into the pool, I’ve walked the perimeter of the fence and there are no significant openings that you would see and say gee it's broken here or could have climbed over here,” police said. “It looks to be a fairly intact fence."

The child was given CPR and taken to a hospital where he later died.