Royal Palm toddler drowns in family pool

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A family is grieving after a toddler drowned in the family pool.

Sheriff's deputies said the boy was found at the bottom of the family pool on Ponce de Leon Street at about 3 p.m. Sunday.

The mother told investigators she had been napping with her son. When she awoke, he was gone. Investigators said the boy reached the pool by crawling through a missing screen.

The boy was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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