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Long County toddler drowns

POSTED: August 13, 2017 1:33 p.m.

An 18-month-old Long County child was found drowned in a family pool Sunday morning.

Long County Sheriff’s Detective Nicky Anderson said the boy was found submerged in the pool at a residence on Winton Cowart Road around 10 a.m.

Ludowici/Long County Volunteer and Rescue Fire Chief Chris Moss said firefighters Bob Hefley and Kaitlyn Walker arrived at the home within two minutes of receiving the call of a possible drowning. Moss said the parents and grandparents were performing CPR on the child.

Firefighters took over, trying to revive the youngster until emergency medical personnel arrived and took the child to Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville where he was later pronounced dead.

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