3-year-old drowns in North Phoenix pool: PD

Police say a child is dead following a drowning incident in North Phoenix.

According to Phoenix Fire, fire crews responded to a home in the area southeast of Greenway Road and 19th Avenue for reports of a drowning.

"On arrival, crews found a three-year-old female who was pulled out of a backyard pool, unconscious and not breathing," read a portion of the brief statement released by fire officials.

Phoenix Police officials said the child was pronounced dead after she was taken to the hospital. An investigation is ongoing.

Tips for child safety around the pool

Drowning is fast and silent. It can happen in as little as 20-60 seconds. 

Families are advised to follow the ABCDs of water safety:

  • Adult supervision
  • Barriers
  • CPR classes for adults, swim lessons for kids
  • Devices, like Coast Guard-approved life vests for kids who cannot swim

Any designated adult who is supervising has to put their phone down - their eyes have to be in the water at all times.

Area where the incident happened