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Woman and child pulled from backyard pool in Brampton without vital signs

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WATCH: Emergency crews were on scene in Brampton, Ont. on Saturday evening after a woman and a child were pulled from a backyard pool without vital signs – Aug 4, 2018

The long weekend has taken a tragic turn for a Brampton household.

First responders were called to the home of Hillson Court near Countryside Drive shortly after 8 p.m. When they arrived on scene, Peel Regional Police said a 38-year-old woman and her five-year-old son were pulled from a backyard pool without vital signs.

Both were rushed to hospital in critical condition.

They were later pronounced deceased.

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Neighbours told Global News a family of three — a man, a woman and their son — have lived in the home for at least three years.

On Saturday night, neighbours said hearing screams for help coming from the home.

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One of the neighbours, who did not want to be identified, said her brother responded to the cries for help after seeing the victims struggling in the pool area. She said he quickly jumped into action and tried to save the mother and son, attempting to perform CPR as other neighbours called police.

The neighbours added that the pool where the incident happened is rarely used by the family.

Police have not released any other details about the victims.

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