Three-year-old boy drowns in Colbert County

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – First responders in Colbert County said a three-year-old boy drowned Sunday morning.

According to the Colbert County coroner, the toddler was pronounced dead at Helen Keller Hospital just before 11 a.m.

Emergency personnel said he was found unresponsive in a Muscle Shoals swimming pool.

Paramedics said they performed CPR on the child until medics arrived and took over care.

In a statement, Muscle Shoals Police Chief Clint Reck explained the situation was an accident, adding, “For reasons of respect and privacy, we will not be releasing the name of the child but will remember this family in our prayers for the days to come.”

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