A 2-year-old is in unknown condition after a drowning incident in El Mirage.
Another 2-year-old child is in stable condition at a local hospital after nearly drowning in a residential pool at a West Valley home.
Peoria police and fire responded at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to a call in the 8600 block of West Bloomfield Road, which is near 87th Avenue and Cactus Road.
The child's parents had already pulled the 2 year old from the pool, started CPR and noticed the child had labored breathing.
The child was inside the home, awake and crying when emergency crews arrived, said Capt. Bob Burkland of the Peoria Fire-Medical Department.
They transported the child in stable condition to Thunderbird Hospital. The pool did not have a fence and it is unknown how the child got outside or how long they were in the water.
The near-drowning is the second incident in less than week in the West Valley.
On Saturday, a 2-year-old boy nearly drowned in a bathtub at an El Mirage home. The boy is on life support at a local hospital, according to El Mirage police.
Authorities do not suspect foul play in that incident, but the investigation is ongoing.
Emergency crews responded to a total of four drowning calls in February 2014. Two incidents were fatal. All four involved boys ages three and under. And all four happened in a pool.
There have been a total of three water-related incidents in Maricopa and Pinal counties reported so far this year.
Although the warm weather should not be close, it will hit 80+ degrees in the valley this week.
365 days a year, we have to think of pool safety in Phoenix. 2 seconds is too long.
For more information on water safety and drowning prevention, visit Children's Safety Zone.