Toddler pulled from canal in west Phoenix

Toddler pulled from canal in west Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) – A young boy is in the hospital after Phoenix firefighters pulled him from a canal.

Phoenix fire officials say they received a call before 10:30 a.m. Sunday that a child fell into the canal near 43rd Avenue and Crittenden Lane.

Firefighters located the 18-month-old boy and performed CPR.

He was then taken to the hospital in critical condition.

According to police, the toddler accidentally got out of a gate connected to the family’s home.

Officer James Holmes says the boy is in critical condition but does have a pulse.

Phoenix police are investigating the incident.

Holmes says there are no other children in the house. The family has no history with the state Department of Child Safety or Phoenix police.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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