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
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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