- Associated Press - Sunday, December 27, 2015

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 2-year-old boy has died, four days after he slipped out of his house and was found in a swimming pool with more than a foot of rain water in it.

Noah Porteau’s family tells KSLA-TV (https://bit.ly/1OtSfhK ) that he died Sunday morning.

The station reports that he’d been on a ventilator and in critical condition since falling into the family’s swimming pool on Wednesday.

Authorities say the pool had been emptied, but had collected more than a foot of rainwater.

District 1 Fire Chief Dan Cotton tells The Times (https://bit.ly/1Og2hRO ) that the toddler somehow got through a secured barrier around the pool.



He estimates that the boy had been out of the house three to five minutes before his mother realized he was missing.

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