Monday, August 2, 2010

Boy, 2, drowns in Ontario backyard pool

Boy, 2, drowns in Ontario backyard pool: "AMHERSTBURG, Ont. — A tragic spate of child drownings this summer has grown with the death of a two-year-old boy who was pulled from a backyard pool in this Ontario community Friday evening.

Police, firefighters and an ambulance rushed to a home in the Crown Ridge subdivision of Amherstburg, outside Windsor, around 7 p.m. local time, responding to a report that a young child might be drowning.

When they arrived, the boy’s father had pulled him out of the water. The child had no vital signs. He was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police have not released the child’s name. The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy was scheduled for Saturday.

The boy is at least the seventh Ontario toddler to die in a backyard pool since mid-May, and follows the death of another two-year-old boy, who drowned at a private daycare in Ottawa on Wednesday."

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