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2-year-old boy pulled from backyard pool on life support

Updated Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 | 4:44 p.m.

A 2-year-old North Las Vegas boy who was rushed to a hospital after falling into a backyard pool near Cheyenne Avenue and Civic Center Drive is on life support.

The boy was pulled from the water and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was started until paramedics arrived, police said. North Las Vegas police had reported today that the boy drowned, but issued a statement this afternoon saying the child is on life support.

The boy was unconscious and not breathing when taken to University Medical Center's pediatric trauma unit, where medical authorities called the Clark County Coroner's Office.

But before a coroner's representative arrived at the hospital, medical personnel detected a heart beat and the boy was placed on life support, police said.

Emergency dispatchers received the call at 11:13 a.m. Thursday at 1300 E. Brooks Ave.

Family members said they were eating lunch in the house and noticed the toddler was missing, police said.

Police and Child Protective Services are continuing to investigate this incident.

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