Police: 1-year-old drowns in central Ohio backyard pool


GROVEPORT, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 1-year-old boy has drowned after he fell into a backyard pool while his parents were on the front porch of a central Ohio home.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2adz6nt ) Gage McCann was playing in the backyard of a Madison Township home with his brothers on Monday when he climbed the ladder of an above-ground pool and fell in.

Authorities say the boy’s parents were visiting the homeowner and when they called for the boys in the backyard, Gage didn’t come in. They then found him in the water.

The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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