3 children

Three children were treated after a near-drowning in Buckeye on Sept. 11, according to Battalion Chief Tommy Taylor, spokesman for Buckeye Fire Medical Rescue.

At 10:36 a.m., Buckeye Fire was dispatched to the 25700 block of West Hess Avenue in Westpark for a drowning report. 

When units arrived on scene, first responders found three pediatric patients, all under the age of 4, who were removed from the backyard swimming pool. 

The three patients were transported to Phoenix Children’s Hospital — two by helicopter in critical condition and a third by ground ambulance in serious condition. Two additional patients were evaluated at the scene and refused transport. 

There was no fence around the swimming pool, Taylor said. 

The Buckeye Police Department and the city of Buckeye fire marshal are investigating the incident.