Boy, 2, drowns in New Caney swimming pool

SkyEye 13 HD was over the scene of a possible drowning in the New Caney area.

March 25, 2013 7:03:11 PM PDT
A toddler died Monday night in an apparent drowning in New Caney.

Paramedics were called to a home on Northcrest Circle near Saddle Pack just before 5pm.

According to officials, the two-year-old boy was in his backyard riding on a toy tractor while his family was also outside, preparing to go to a baseball practice. The family lost sight of the boy and went inside to look for him, then returned outside and found him and the toy tractor at the bottom of the pool.

When emergency responders arrived, the family was performing CPR. Crews took over and rushed the child to Kingwood Hospital where he was pronounced dead just before 8pm.

Paramedics say the boy was underwater for at least 15 minutes. The water temperature was in the low 60s.

No names have been released and the case remains under investigation.

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