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N4T Investigators: Search Warrant details Pima County's first child drowning of 2016

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Pima County recorded its first child drowning of 2016. It happened on Tucson's far northeast side. 

It’s a reminder that can’t be stressed enough: the A B C’s of drowning prevention. A - for adult supervision. B - for barriers. C - for classes.

Though, over this past weekend, it appears that A and B were ignored.  

The News 4 Tucson Investigators have reviewed the Search Warrant that was issued by a Pima County Superior Court Judge.

Pima County Sheriff's investigators got the call just after 5:00 p.m. Saturday a home near Houghton and Tanque Verde roads. The mother told investigators, she was outside in the backyard with her son, playing with the dog.  She later went inside to go to the restroom, and get her cell phone. She then decided to do some dishes. The document also says, she told investigators she was inside for about five minutes. She then went back outside, and saw the dog pacing by the pool. She didn't see her son, at first, but then saw him in the pool. She got him out, and began performing C-P-R. Paramedics rushed the boy to Tucson Medical Center, but he couldn't be saved.

Court documents go on to say the boy's father, who was not home at the time of the incident, would not grant permission for detectives to examine the scene. The documents also say there was no fence around the pool.

One neighbor, who didn't want to go on-camera, told the News4 Tucson Investigators, they saw numerous, both marked and unmarked Sheriff's vehicles at the home for several hours. At the hospital, detectives recovered the mother's cell phone, and are now processing it as evidence.

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