Phoenix toddler critical after near drowning

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A 2-year-old girl was in critical condition Sunday after she was pulled from from her backyard swimming pool, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

The toddler was reportedly playing with other kids in the backyard of her home near 55th Avenue and Indian School Road, but Phoenix Fire Capt. Aaron Ernsberger said it is unclear how she ended up in the above-ground pool. 

"We received 911 calls from the family ... saying that they pulled their 2-year-old child out of the pool, and the child was not responsive and they were performing CPR," Ernsberger said.

She was transported to a hospital by ground ambulance.

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