Boy Found in Pool Dies at UK Hospital

By Associated Press | 

STANTON, Ky. (AP) -- A 3-year-old eastern Kentucky boy who was found floating in a swimming pool has died.

Powell County Sheriff's Deputy Rob Matthews told the Lexington Herald-Leader the boy's great-aunt and legal guardian, Frankie Hall, said she was playing with Landon Pressnell in the yard but had to go inside due to a medical condition. Matthews said she couldn't get the boy to go with her and couldn't carry him.

Matthews said Hall couldn't find the child after being inside for 10 to 15 minutes and checked next door before finding him in the pool at about 9 a.m. EDT Tuesday.

Matthews said Hall performed CPR and called 911. The boy died about 2 a.m. Wednesday at Kentucky Children's Hospital at the University of Kentucky. Deputy Coroner Shea Willis said the cause of death was drowning.

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