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Updated May 3, 2014 - 10:41 am

Tucson boy hospitalized after near drowning

TUCSON, Ariz. — Firefighters in Tucson say a 5-year-old boy is in critical
condition after nearly drowning in an apartment complex swimming pool.

Tucson Fire spokesman Barrett Baker said firefighters arrived at the complex
just around 7:10 p.m. Friday after the boy’s mother pulled him from the pool.

Authorities said the mother had lost sight of the boy and discovered him at the
bottom of the pool.

Baker said the boy was blue and unresponsive when he was initially taken out of
the water.

He said several bystanders came over to start CPR.

Firefighters performed back blows to expel water from the boy and then took him
to a hospital.

Baker said it is unknown how long the boy was under water.

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