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Boy dies after falling in pool

A Burbank toddler left unattended during a Labor Day barbecue

wandered into his family’s swimming pool and later died, police said.

The 1-year-old boy fell into the pool in the 900 block of

Country Club Drive around 1 p.m. Monday, Burbank Police Sgt. William


Berry said.

The boy’s parents were grilling chicken and watching their two

other children at the time of the incident, Berry said. When the

parents looked for the boy, they found him submerged by the side of


the pool, he said.

Police and paramedics were called to the home and the boy was

taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center for treatment. He was

transferred to Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys and placed in

intensive care. He died about 11 a.m. Wednesday, Berry said.

The death was ruled accidental and police said no criminal charges

would be filed, Berry said. The boy was the second local youngster to

drown this summer, authorities said.


Jackson Bell