2-year-old dies after being found unconscious in Phoenix hot tub

A two-year-old boy was pronounced dead after being taken to a nearby hospital in extremely critical condition.

According to Phoenix Fire Captain Todd Keller, the boy was pulled from an above ground hot tub.

CPR was given to the boy before paramedics arrived, and a Community Assistance Program was on the scene to help the family, according to a release by the fire department.

The little boy is identified as Axiel Marguez.

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There is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Phoenix Police Department.

The boy was pulled from a backyard pool near the intersection of 59th Avenue and Thomas Road.

Drowning is the leading cause of death for kids aged 1 to 14, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.