GLENDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ)
A toddler is in critical condition after nearly drowning in a backyard pool in Glendale.
The child is believed to have been in the water for several minutes before being discovered.
Firefighters say there was no fence around the pool but there was an arcadia door that was unlocked and in just a matter of minutes tragedy struck.
It's every parents worst nightmare, at around Noon Glendale and Phoenix Fire Department units responded to the drowning call. Witnesses described it as a horrifying scene.
"They were pumping her chest, and they put her in an ambulance. Her mom was you know crying; I think the crisis response team took her away. I love kids to death; anytime I see one that young and what happened it hits me right here," said Douglas Glur.
Firefighters say the panicked mother performed CPR on the toddler until first responders arrived.
"Glendale Police arrived on scene, they also performed CPR, and once the fire department arrived we quickly transported her to a local hospital," said Ashley Losch.
And although the details are still unclear as to what led up to the incident, firefighters urge parents to remember the ABC's of water safety.
"Adult supervision, it is always the best thing you can do, watching your children is going to make sure they're safe. Barriers, pool fences pool nets anything you can do to prevent your child from making their way out to the pool. And lastly C is classes, CPR classes for family members and parents, and swimming lessons for children," said Losch.
Glendale Fire says the little girl remains in critical condition and the incident was accidental.
No arrests will be made.