Three-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Pulled From A Backyard Pool

Government and Politics

May 26, 2020

Glendale, AZ - A three-year-old girl was pulled from a backyard pool just before 4pm today.  The family is visiting from out of state and renting an Airbnb in North Glendale.  Approximately twelve family members including multiple children under the age of 10 were in the back yard when the little girl went underwater.  The family members were reportedly distracted by another child when the toddler slipped into the pool unnoticed. 

The child was pulled from the pool after an unknown amount of time and CPR was initiated by a family member.  After hearing the commotion, a neighbor who is also a nurse, assisted the family with CPR until firefighters arrived on scene.  When fire crews arrived, the little girl did not have a pulse and was not breathing on her own.  Firefighters immediately initiated lifesaving interventions and transported the child to a nearby hospital.  Sadly, the child did not survive her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  Crisis response teams were on scene to assist the family.

There was no pool fence at the home, but all of the family members were outside at the time of the drowning.  This is a good time to remind people to designate a water watcher when having a gathering.  Someone who’s entire responsibility is to watch the water.  It only takes a few seconds for a child to go under the water undetected.