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2 toddlers recovering after nearly drowning in Phoenix pool

PHOENIX — Phoenix police say two toddlers are recovering in a hospital after nearly drowning in a swimming pool.

Police spokesman James Holmes said Friday that authorities are cautiously optimistic that a 1-year-old boy and a 2-year-old boy will make a full recovery.

According to police, firefighters were called to a home in the area of 53rd Avenue and Thomas Road before 5 p.m. Thursday.

The children were pulled from the water and taken to a hospital in critical condition. It is not yet clear how long they were in the water.

Police say the home has a fence for the pool but the gate failed to latch properly.

Holmes says it appears to be an accident.