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Child's accidental drowning reported

POSTED: August 20, 2012 5:18 p.m.

A 10-month-old baby drowned Monday morning in a Walthourville home, according to Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Detective Dennis Davis.

The boy’s mother was bathing him and left her for a few moments to check on a 3-year-old in the home.  While checking on the toddler, the mother said she heard a thump in the bathroom and went to investigate. She reportedly found the baby lying face-down in the water.  

The mother attempted to administer CPR to the child, and a neighbor with medical-assistance experience helped, Davis said. The baby was transported by emergency medical responders to Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart, where she was pronounced dead at 1:30 p.m.

An autopsy will be conducted Tuesday at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Savannah.

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