2-Year-old critical after near drowning at Chandler home

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

CHANDLER, Ariz. – A young child is in critical condition after being found at the bottom of a pool Thursday afternoon.

Paul Nies with the Chandler Fire Department said a 2-year-old boy was involved in a near drowning at his home near Ocotillo and Cooper roads.

Both the child’s mother and father were home at the time of the incident. The father was reportedly helping another child build a model car and lost track of the boy.

Nies said the mother noticed the side gate was open and began looking for the boy. She found him at the bottom of the pool.

The child was pulled from the water and the parents performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

He was taken to Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.