Teen critical after jumping fence into pool and nearly drowning
By Alicia Barron
PHOENIX –A Phoenix teen is fighting for her life after nearly drowning in a pool Monday night.
It happened at an apartment complex near Indian School and Interstate 17 while she was with a group of friends.
3TV has learned the 15-year-old girl had no pulse and was not breathing when she was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital.
The pool where the girl was found is between 4 to 6-feet-deep and has a locked gate.
Police say the group, ranging from 6 to 15 years old, jumped the fence in order to jump in the pool.
A spokesperson with the Phoenix Fire Department says only a 9-year-old among the group knew how to swim and that 9-year-old reportedly saw the teen girl at the bottom of the pool, pulled her to the surface and onto the pool deck.
3TV has learned hospital staff was able to restart her heart.
It is unknown how long the girl was underwater. The teen remains in critical condition at the hospital.