May 6, 2013 12:18 PM by Scott Oathout
TUCSON - A 3-year-old girl drowned in a northwest side backyard swimming pool Saturday night.
According to Adam Goldberg with Northwest Fire, the child was with her parents at a gathering at a house in the 8200 block of North Equator Loop, when she was discovered in the pool just before midnight.
She was pulled from the pool and 9-1-1 dispatchers gave CPR instructions until paramedics arrived four minutes later.
The child was transported to a local hospital, but efforts to revive her were unsuccessful.
Goldberg says there were a number of adults and older children at the home.
The child was last seen 15 minutes before being found in the pool. The pool did not have any fence or barriers around it.
The Pima County Sheriff's Department is investigating the drowning.
This is the first fatal drowning of the year. There have been two near-drownings this year, including a four-year-old boy who was pulled from an east side pool Saturday afternoon.
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