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Phoenix toddler OK after near drowning

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First responders at the scene of a near drowning in Phoenix. (Source: Christina Batson, cbs5az.com) First responders at the scene of a near drowning in Phoenix. (Source: Christina Batson, cbs5az.com)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A Phoenix-area toddler is recovering after nearly drowning in a backyard swimming pool, city fire officials said.

The 19-month-old boy's mother found him floating in the pool around 10 a.m. Sunday at their home near 35th Avenue and Ocotillo Road, said Capt. Ruben Saavedra of the Phoenix Fire Department.

Saavedra said she immediately pulled the boy out and administered CPR. The boy then began to cry and vomit after those life-saving efforts.

The mother told firefighters that she believes the child slipped outside through a doggie door and a latch on the pool fence may have been opened.

The boy was rushed to a local pediatric hospital and is expected to be OK.

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