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Apr 6, 2014 8:39 PM by Scott Oathout

2-year old in serious condition following near-drowning

TUCSON- A 2-year old is in serious condition after being pulled from a backyard pool Sunday afternoon on the southwest side.

A Drexel Heights Fire Department spokesperson said the child was found in the pool in the 6800 block of S. Paseo de las Aguilas around 4 p.m. and pulled out by family members.

Bystanders performed CPR on the child before firefighters arrived.

The child was taken to University of Arizona Medical Center.

Officials say the pool was surrounded by a fence and it is unclear how the child was able to get in the pool.

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