Oct 132017

Chandler firefighters responded to a home near Riggs and Gilbert roads around 7 p.m. after a boy was found in the pool by the homeowner.

According to Chandler Fire the pool that the boy was in did not have a fence. A Chandler police spokesman says, the victim’s aunt works at the home and brought him and his brother for the afternoon.

It’s still unknown how the boy fell into the pool and how long he was in the water, officials said.

He did not know how to swim.

Source: Chandler Fire: 8-year-old dead after being pulled from pool – ABC15 Arizona

Oct 102017

FOSSIL CREEK, Ariz. – The Gila County Sheriff’s Office said a Peoria man drowned at Fossil Creek Sunday.

Deputies, assisted by several other agencies, responded to a drowning call shortly after noon on Sunday at the “Toilet Bowl” swimming hole.

GCSO identified the drowning victim as 57-year-old Marvin McClain, Monday.

Tonto Rim Search and Rescue, Pine-Strawberry Fire Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Gila County Dive Team helped to recover McClain.

Source: Peoria man drowns in Fossil Creek swimming hole |

Oct 012017

A teenage boy is dead after drowning at Bartlett Lake Sunday afternoon.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office was called to an area just south of Sandy Beach Cove after a 15-year-old was lost sight of his friend while the two were swimming.

The boy immediately swam to shore to call for help.The MCSO dive team responded to the area and located the 15-year-old victim’s body in 15-feet of water, a MCSO spokesperson said.

Source: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office recovers missing teen’s body after drowning – ABC15 Arizona

Sep 132017

PHOENIX – A 2-year-old girl is hospitalized after being found in a west Phoenix pool.According to a Phoenix Fire Department spokesperson, the girl was found in a backyard pool at a home near 65th Avenue and Camelback Road.

The victim was found by another young child during a family party at the home, a Phoenix police spokesperson said. The girl’s parents were periodically checking on the girl who was playing outside.

Several kids were playing outside by the pool and they were wearing mini life vests as a precaution, police said. However, the victim wasn’t wearing one when she slipped in.

An older child at the home was able to pull the girl from the pool, authorities said. One of the kids attempted to perform CPR but was unsuccessful.

When firefighters arrived at the scene a parent was performing CPR on the child, a fire spokesperson said. Fire crews started treatment on the young victim as she was being transported to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, officials said.

On the way to the hospital, firefighters were able to resuscitate the girl who regained a pulse and began crying.

Source: Phoenix Fire: 2-year-old girl pulled from west Phoenix pool, hospitalized – ABC15 Arizona

Sep 092017

PHOENIX – A 3-year-old boy was taken to a hospital after being pulled from a north Phoenix pool on Saturday afternoon. He passed away at the hospital, officials said.

The boy was in full cardiac arrest, fire crews said.

The incident happened at a backyard pool at Tatum Boulevard and Union Hills Drive. Phoenix fire officials said the boy was found by his grandparents; it’s unknown how long he was underwater.

The boy was pronounced deceased once at the hospital, Phoenix police officials said.

Source: 3-year-old boy pulled from north Phoenix pool dies – ABC15 Arizona

Sep 092017

A man was found dead in a Phoenix bathroom near 67th Avenue and Van Buren Street on Saturday night, according to Phoenix Fire Department officials.

Firefighters were initially told that a man had drowned and was found in the bathroom with his head in the toilet.

Officials later confirmed they found an adult male dead in the bathroom.

The death is being investigated by the Phoenix Police Department as a possible overdose, officials said.

Source: Phoenix Fire responds to report of man who drowned in toilet

Aug 292017

An Olympic runner was found dead in a swimming pool at an apartment complex in Scottsdale Monday morning, police said.

David Torrence, 31, was found at the bottom of the pool at Center Court Condominiums near Scottsdale and Thomas roads around 7:30 a.m., Scottsdale police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Source: Olympic runner David Torrence found dead in Scottsdale apartment pool

Aug 262017

PHOENIX, AZ – A young boy has died after being pulled from a pool at a Phoenix apartment complex.

Phoenix firefighters were called to the area of 48th Street and Baseline Road Saturday night after a 3-year-old boy was discovered in a pool.

When firefighters arrived at the scene his mother was performing CPR, a Phoenix fire spokesperson said.

The boy was then taken to the hospital in critical condition.

On Sunday morning fire officials confirmed that the boy had died at the hospital.

Source: Three-year-old boy dies after being found in Phoenix pool – ABC15 Arizona

Aug 252017

A 16-month-old girl who was pulled from a backyard pool in Peoria on Friday morning has died, police said.

It wasn’t immediately clear how long the child had been submerged.

The call came at about 7 a.m. at a house in the 13100 block of North 82nd Lane.A Peoria Fire Department spokesman said the child’s father and a family friend were home at the time.

They pulled the girl from the water and administered CPR until firefighters could take over, department spokesman Tim Eiden said.

Source: 1-year-old girl pulled from backyard pool in Peoria has died

Aug 242017

MESA, AZ – The Mesa Fire and Medical Department says a two-year-old girl has died after being found face down in a Mesa pool Thursday.
The incident happened near Sossaman and Southern Avenue.

Police say it appears to be accidental, and that no foul play was involved.

There’s no word how long the child was in the pool but officials say the pool was fenced. It’s unclear how the child got into the pool area.

Source: Child dies after being found in Mesa pool – ABC15 Arizona