Tragic Weekend: Two teens drown in Phoenix swimming pools

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There is so much focus on drowning prevention involving little ones that we do not often think of teenagers drowning especially in pools.

But this weekend a terrible reminder as two teens drowned in pools; one at a home in West Phoenix and the other in the pool at an apartment complex.

Everyone who heard the stories this weekend had the same reaction surprise that a 13 year-old and 17 year-old got into trouble and drowned in a pool.

A 13 year-old boy climbed an apartment pool fence and drowned Saturday afternoon. Later that day, a 17 year-old girl drowned while at a pool party in the same West Phoenix neighborhood.

“You get to thinking that someone’s 12 or 13 years-old or older, that they’re going to be fine in the water, and that’s not the case,” said Lori Schmidt.

FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

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