Child Tragically Drowns in Pool in Warner Robins, Georgia
WARNER ROBINS, GA. – According to an online news report posted at wgxa.tv, a child tragically drowned in a pool located in Warner Robins, Georgia. Authorities are still in the process of investigating the incident, but so far, they believe it was an accident, according to the news report. Charges are not anticipated in the case.*
The incident occurred at a residence in the Warner Robins subdivision of Weatherby. The Houston County Sheriff’s Office and WGXA report that an 18-month-old boy was visiting his aunt, and he and another child were inside the house. The report says the other child was older but does not list his or her age. The aunt reportedly went to the bathroom, and when she came out, she was not able to find the boy.
She searched the house and started to look outside, according to the report. She then reportedly went to the above-ground pool in the yard and located the boy inside the pool under a pool float. Deputies say the aunt pulled the boy from the pool then began to perform CPR on the child. At some point, someone dialed 911.
The emergency call was received shortly before 5:30 p.m., and paramedics arrived at the scene and continued CPR. The child was then transported to a local hospital for continuing care. WGXA reports that the child tragically died at the hospital about 90 minutes after the 911 call came in.
WGXA states that an autopsy was scheduled, but no other information had been released. No one involved in the incident has been identified. Deputies with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office are handling the investigation. WGXA says that to their current knowledge, deputies believe the tragedy was an accident, and they do not anticipate any charges being filed in connection with the incident.
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