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Toddler recovering following near drowning incident

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Posted at 5:49 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 09:16:41-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A toddler is recovering this morning after a near drowning Tuesday afternoon near Sabino Canyon and Sunrise.

Rural Metro Fire says bystanders pulled the toddler from the pool and the child was awake and breathing when firefighters arrived.

With swim season nearing, fire officials want to remind the community about the A-B-C's of water safety.

Adult supervision is important to help keep everyone safe when near water.

Barriers and pool fences can help reduce a child's risk of drowning.

CPR classes can help in the event of an emergency when seconds really count.

Families should also consider swimming lessons.