- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

COLUMBIA, N.C. (AP) - Officials say a toddler has drowned in a pool in Tyrrell County.

Tyrrell County Sheriff Darryl Liverman tells news outlets that the incident happened Tuesday afternoon.

Liverman says the 23-month-old boy had been found unresponsive in the swimming pool. The toddler was taken to a hospital by emergency responders and was pronounced dead.

Deputies are investigating and say there will be no charges.

Liverman says the child, and others, were at their grandmother’s house when the incident happened, calling the drowning a “tragic accident.”



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