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Toddler dies at hospital after found in Phoenix backyard pool

Posted July 3

— A 2-and-a-half-year-old girl has died at the hospital after she was found in a pool in west Phoenix on Sunday evening.

Fire crews were called out to a home near 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road just after 5 p.m.

On Monday, officials identified the child as 2-year-old Vivica Camacho.

Camacho was found in the backyard pool but it's unclear how long she was there, Capt. Larry Subervi with the Phoenix Fire Department said.

She was driven to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center without a pulse and not breathing, Subervi said. She later died.

Firefighters said adults were home at the time but no one is in custody.

It's unclear what led up to the near drowning or if there was a fence around the pool.

Officials said it appears to be a tragic accident but the investigation is ongoing.

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