March 11, 2018

Five-year-old Drowns in Above Ground Pool Near Covington

A five-year-old boy drowned Saturday afternoon (March 10, 2018) in an above ground swimming pool in the Covington area.
The child was reportedly visiting his grandmother’s house on Plantation Street, when his grandmother became aware she did not know where he was. She was not immediately alarmed because the child commonly likes to play hide and seek.
When the child’s mother arrived soon thereafter, they searched for the child and he was found floating in in the pool. The child’s father pulled him out and began CPR. Fire District 12 responded to  and also administered CPR. The child was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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