A 96-year-old woman drowned in Maricopa Saturday morning.

Maricopa Fire/Medical Department responded to an adult drowning call at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Senita subdivision.

MFMD Spokesman Brad Pitassi said the woman’s family initially found her in the pool. Once on scene, crews reported the woman was unresponsive.

“Maricopa PD is investigating, but the patient had an unknown downtime in the pool and she also had a do-not-resuscitate-order so she wasn’t revived,” Pitassis said. “It’s common for the elderly to have those be in our orders.”

Ricardo Alvarado, spokesman for the Maricopa Police Department, confirmed police are investigating the drowning.

“(The investigation) is typical in any drowning – adult or child,” Alvarado said.

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