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Monday, June 19, 2017 1:00 am

Toddler found in backyard pool critical

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

An infant was in critical condition late Sunday after being found in a backyard pool on the city's southeast side, Fort Wayne police spokesman Chris Felton said at the scene.

Fort Wayne police officers responded to the 4600 block of Spatz Avenue between East Sherwood Terrace and East Maplegrove Avenue at 9:39 p.m. to assist medics, he said.

A gathering had been at the one-story home when the child was unattended for no longer than a minute, Felton said.

He described the pool as above ground.

The baby, a toddler, was in critical condition at the scene and was hospitalized with no change in condition, Felton said.

He did not know the infant's gender.

The incident remained under investigation Sunday. Felton said there were no signs of foul play.

asloboda@jg.net