Toddler drowns in pool on Long Island

July 4, 2012 3:53:11 PM PDT
The Fourth of July holiday turned tragic for one family on Long Island when a 1-year-old boy fell in a backyard pool and drowned.

The incident happened around 12:40 p.m. on Laurel Avenue in East Islip.

Authorities say the 22-month-old boy climbed the ladder of the above-ground pool.

When police arrived, the child's mother was administering CPR.

The boy was then rushed to Southside Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He would have turned 2 in September.

The incident is being investigated as an accident.

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