UPDATE: 7-year-old boy dies after being found in backyard pool
Tucson Fire crews responded to a near drowning of a 7-year-old boy in midtown Thursday.
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Police are investigating the drowning of a 7-year-old boy that took place Thursday in Midtown.
According to TPD, officers arrived at the boy's home after his mother reported him missing.
Officers began to search the home and located the home's in-ground swimming pool in the backyard.
TPD says that the water was dark green and murky and officers could not see the bottom. They then began to skim the bottom of the pool with a pole they found in the backyard.
The boy was located under water and was immediately pulled from water and CPR was performed. The child was transported to a local hospital but passed away shortly after arriving.
The pool did not have a four-sided barrier around it.
Detectives from the Child Physical Abuse Unit are continuing the investigation. No charges have been issued at this time.
The Tucson Police Department wants to remind the community to take precaution if you live near a pool or body of water.