2-year-old girl pulled from backyard pool in Phoenix; revived on way to hospital

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A 2-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after she was pulled from a backyard pool in west Phoenix. Things looked grim at first, but she was revived on the way to the hospital.

It happened just before 5 p.m. near 65th Avenue and Camelback Road.

Her mother and aunt pulled her from the water and immediately began CPR.

"Our dispatchers were walking the family members through CPR," said Phoenix fire Capt. Rob McDade. "Our 911 dispatchers are trained, they cut through all of that and get them focused on the job at hand."

Crews quickly started treatment on the 2-year-old in the ambulance en route to the hospital.

"Our folks arrived on scene, this was a scoop and go situation," said McDade.

During the transport, firefighters were able to resuscitate the child, where she regained a pulse and began crying.

Upon arrival at Phoenix Children's Hospital, the child was breathing on her own. 

"We don't know the true outcome but to leave the hospital to see the girl gain the color back is a huge relief," said Glegg Lentz with Glendale fire.

It's not clear how long she was underwater.

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