Arizona toddler drowns in home's backyard pool

9 month ago

Scottsdale news, Arizona news.

An Arizona toddler died in a tragic drowning at a rental home's backyard pool, Scottsdale Fire officials said.

The 2-year-old boy was in the care of his grandmother when the incident occurred. Witness Alex Ventura recalled hearing the woman's screams as he headed to work early Monday.

“I followed her and saw a little kid on the ground. I saw foam coming out of his mouth, and he was all wet. So I knew right away just to do CPR,” he said.

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  • Ventura kept performing CPR on the dying child until first responders arrived.

    “I started kind of almost crying and saying, 'No, like wake me up or something.' This is just crazy. It breaks me down.”

    Scottsdale Fire Capt. Dave Folio said that drowning incidents are too recurrent and urged families to keep an eye on small children.

    “You really have to have constant supervision over your children around the pool. Don't rely on barriers. Don't rely on fences. Don't rely on the gates.”