Boy nearly drowns in Mesa pool

Mesa Fire Department officials say a 2 1/2 year-old boy nearly drowned in a backyard pool.

It happened in Mesa near 40th Street and Brown early Friday evening.

The child was reportedly with a group of older children when they lost track of him.

A police officer was the first on the scene and was performing CPR when paramedics arrived.

The child was taken to Cardon Childrens Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Mesa Police say they are investigating. Investigators say the pool had a pool cover, but there was no fence.