Girl, 7, killed after swing set collapses near backyard pool

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GILBERT, Ariz. — A freak swing set accident killed a 7-year-old girl and injured her 14-year-old friend Sunday near a backyard swimming pool, KPHO reported.

The wooden swing set collapsed while the two girls were swinging on a rope. The swing set was made to allow people to jump off the rope and into the pool.

Part of the swing set fell on the 7-year-old, knocking her and her friend into the water.

Adults inside the home ran outside and pulled the 7-year-old from the water. One adult started CPR but it was too late. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The teenager was in critical condition.