Near-drowning victim saved by another child in Maricopa

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

MARICOPA, Ariz. – A boy is credited with saving another child’s life during a near-drowning incident in Maricopa.

Emergency crews responded to a community pool in the Cobblestone neighborhood on Monday at about 5 p.m.

Preliminary reports indicate a 5-year-old boy was playing with pool toys when he went underwater.

Another boy, approximately 10 years old, was able to pull the victim out of the pool. The near-drowning victim was blue and reportedly not breathing.

The boy's mother performed CPR and he was conscious and alert by the time paramedics arrived on scene.

He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.