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PHOENIX -- Phoenix firefighters say a 3-year-old boy has died after drowning in a backyard swimming pool.

Authorities said family members at a home near 63rd Street and Exeter Boulevard discovered the child in the pool Sunday morning.

A family member performed CPR until emergency responders arrived.

Capt. Jonathan Jacobs said the child was found pulseless when the fire crew arrived and he was taken to a pediatric emergency facility.

The child later died from injuries sustained in the drowning.

Jacobs said this is the first drowning incident this year involving a child under the age of 5. He added that there were no barriers around the pool to prevent the boy from falling in.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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