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A 2-year-old girl drowns on east side

Posted at 5:58 PM, Mar 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 07:02:36-05

Tucson Police say a two-year-old girl drowned at an east side home Saturday evening.

The girl was found in the pool around 5 p.m. in the 8000 E. Kenyon.

Capt. Barrett Baker, a spokesperson for the Tucson Fire Department, says there were several adults in the home when the child was in the pool. They called 911 to report the child missing, but one adult then found the girl in the pool. TFD estimates she was in the water for at least 10 minutes.

Baker says an adult pulled the girl out of the water and a 911 dispatcher gave instructions to adults for CPR. Tucson Fire crews arrived on scene and immediately transported the girl to a local hospital.

This is the second water-related incident in the past nine days.

"Here it is, early March, and again two incidents. It's a terrible reminder that this is something we strive to prevent but it can happen to anybody. Our job is to make sure that is it and we prevent this from happening again," said Baker.

Baker says there is a gate around the pool, but it was left open.

Tucson police are investigating the drowning. They investigate all drownings and near-drownings to check for negligence or child abuse.