Toddler drowns in private pool outside central Missouri home


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STURGEON, Missouri — A toddler has drowned in a private pool in central Missouri.

Boone County Fire Protection District spokeswoman Martina Pounds says the child's mother put her down for a nap Monday and didn't notice she had left her crib. Pounds says the mother later found the toddler in a pool outside their home in the Sturgeon area.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1mSEHfQ ) the mother called emergency crews and administered CPR with the instruction of a dispatcher until the first fire crew arrived. The child was pronounced dead at a Columbia hospital.

The child's identity hasn't been released.

The Boone County Sheriff's Department is investigating.


Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com

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