A THREE-year-old girl has died after slipping into a swimming pool while her family was distracted by another child at a gathering over the weekend.
About 12 people got together for the backyard party at an Airbnb home in Arizona on Saturday afternoon when the toddler quietly went underwater, authorities said.
"Multiple children" under the age of 10 were in the backyard, distracting the adults at the party, fire officials told KSAZ.
"Approximately 12 family members including multiple children under the age of 10 were in the back yard when the toddler slipped into the pool unnoticed," the Glendale Fire Department said in a news release Saturday night.
"The family members were reportedly distracted by another child when the toddler slipped into the pool unnoticed."
After some time, the child was taken from the pool and a family member performed CPR on the little girl.
A neighbor, who is a nurse, overhead the commotion and performed CPR until emergency crews arrived, according to the news station.
When crews arrived, the little girl didn't have a pulse and wasn't breathing on her own, the fire department said.
The child died at the hospital hours later, and crisis response teams were at the scene helping the girl's distraught family, KSAZ reported.
The fire department noted there was no pool fence at the home.
"This is a good time to remind people to designate a water watcher when having a gathering," fire officials said.
"Someone who's (sic) entire responsibility is to watch the water. It only takes a few seconds for a child to go under the water undetected."
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