Boy drowns in swimming pool

Boy, 8, drowns in swimming pool in Queens
July 5, 2008 7:30:51 AM PDT
An 8-year-old boy has drowned at a Fourth of July pool party in Queens. Police say the boy may have had a seizure while swimming in the backyard pool on 136th Street in the Queensboro Hill section on Friday.

Emergency workers tried to resuscitate the boy at about 7 p.m. He was taken to New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy is planned.


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