Toddler Drowns In Backyard Pool

posted by Melissa Neeley - 

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(Burlington, KY) - A 2-year-old drowned in a Burlington, KY backyard pool Saturday, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

Major Tom Scheban reported Emmitt Lay was at a home in the 300 block of Rurel Court with family members, when he slipped out the back door and climbed the ladder to the pool.

The toddler's grandparents found him within minutes of disappearing from the residence, said Major Scheban.

Neighbors, two nurses and a fire fighter/EMS, assisted the family with life-saving measures until the squad arrived and transported him to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence where he was pronounced deceased.

There is no foul play suspected and the entire family is cooperating with the investigation.


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