- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) - A 3-year-old boy has drowned after getting into his family’s backyard pool in eastern Missouri.

The child’s name has not been released.

It happened Thursday evening in House Springs. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says officers are still trying to determine what happened, though they believe the drowning was accidental.

The father discovered the child in the pool and called for help. The child was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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