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Child climbed through dog door before drowning in Gilbert pool, police say

Dec 6, 2023, 6:59 AM | Updated: Dec 8, 2023, 11:49 am

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A 2-year-old girl is being transported to a hospital after being found unresponsive in a backyard pool in Phoenix. (Pexels Photo)

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PHOENIX – A 1½-year-old boy died Monday after climbing through a dog door and drowning in a backyard pool in Gilbert, authorities said.

The Gilbert fire and police departments responded a drowning call around 2:30 p.m. at a home near Greenfield and Guadalupe roads.

The child was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators later determined that the boy got into the backyard through a dog door before falling into the unfenced pool, the Gilbert Police Department said.

The investigation is ongoing.

This is an updated version of a story that was originally published on Dec. 4, 2023.

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Child climbed through dog door before drowning in Gilbert pool, police say