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Boy, 2, dies after falling into Garden Grove swimming pool

A 2-year-old Garden Grove boy who was unsupervised at a backyard pool died in a drowning incident, police said.

The boy was being cared for by his grandmother, who was also watching two other grandchildren, both of them developmentally disabled, the Garden Grove Police Department said.  At the time, the boy was playing in a nearby plastic pool.

The teenagers apparently left the pool, which was surrounded by a wrought iron fence, and left the gate open, police said. The child apparently went through the gate and fell into the pool, according to Lt. Kevin Boddy.

Family members called 911 and were instructed to give CPR to the victim. Officers arrived in three minutes and began efforts to revive the boy, who was transported to a hospital, Boddy said.  He was pronounced dead.

"This is a grim reminder how important it is to closely supervise children when they are in the area of a swimming pool," Boddy said.

-- Robert J. Lopez
 
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