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August 29, 2014

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Toddler’s body pulled from backyard pool

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A 2-year-old boy was pulled from a backyard pool at 9:36 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Mallard Avenue, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski.

A 13-year-old family member was performing CPR on the toddler when rescue workers arrived, according to Szymanski. Paramedics continued to perform life support and transported the boy to the University Medical Center Pediatrics Unit. Szymanski said in a release that family members were unsure of how long the child was in the pool.

It is unknown at this time if the toddler survived.

Syzmanski says that, on average, eight children drown each year in Southern Nevada.

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  1. I shall pray for this family's loss.