Updated Feb 23, 2014 - 1:53 pm
Phoenix boy, 3, dies after drowning in backyard pool
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.