- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - A 3-year-old child has drowned in a swimming pool in Jones County.

The sheriff’s office says deputies were called to a residence at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday and found the toddler unconscious in the home. In a news release, the sheriff’s office says deputies were told the child had fallen into the pool and lifesaving techniques were administered to no avail. The child was transported to a local hospital, where the child was pronounced dead just before 3 p.m.

Authorities did not release further details on how the child fell into the pool. The child’s name has not been released, pending notification of family members.

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