| Arizona Republic
A toddler was found unresponsive and in cardiac arrest in a backyard pool near Stapley Drive and McKellips Road on Thursday, according to the Mesa Fire & Medical Department.
The child was found unresponsive in the pool around 1 p.m., according to a statement from the department. CPR instructions were provided by the Mesa Regional Dispatch Center while the Mesa Fire and Medical Department was in route.
The child regained a pulse and began breathing while being transported to a local children’s hospital but was still in critical condition, officials said.
Authorities are investigating how the child got into the pool.
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