A 14-month-old has died after being pulled from a murky pool in Avondale.

Officials were called to the home near 109th Avenue and Thomas shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday.

The boy somehow got into the water and went under during a family event. Other family members and children were present.

It's not clear how long the child was under the water. We're told that at first, family members could not see the boy was in the pool.

The boy was taken by ground ambulance to Banner Estrella Hospital. He was extremely critical at the time, but he did not survive.

Avondale fire officials say the pool did not have a fence.

"You never actually think it's going to happen next door to you," said one neighbor.

Fire officials also say that  this case is a reminder to always keep your pool clean, even in the off-season. Should there be an emergency, you need to have visibility of the pool.

[MAP of 109th Avenue and Thomas]

 


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